Logic Board Upgrading.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Quad 2.5 G5 =), Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    If I got a first Gen 17" MBP, could I replace the logic board with the last gen (non unibody) logic board?
    Was the casing of the "classic" MBP unchanged from the first gen to the last generation?
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Doubt it. Either it would be too big/small and even if you got the sizing ok, there's the problem with ports - does it have the same number of ports located at the same spots?
  3. Quad 2.5 G5 =) thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    It appears to have the same size and the same port locations, but I am wondering about AirPort & Bluetooth antennas and cooling systems.
    (the logic board would be from a Core 2 Duo 17" MBP).
  4. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Do not think this will work. If you are referring to the 17" Core Duo casing, a new 17" Core 2 Duo logic board will not fit. The Core duo lacks a firewire 800 port.
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Actually, that was only for the 15". OP, go check some disassembly sites and see if the connectors and screw locations are the same.

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