Macbook Pro late 2011 disassembly and switcheroo?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vpro, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. vpro macrumors 65816

    vpro

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    Can you totally gut out two, late 2011 MBPs, one glossy (2.4Ghz i7 quadcore) and one anti-glare (2.5Ghz i7 quadcore), then swap the guts from one to the other; so that now the 2.5Ghz has the glossy display unibody while the 2.4Ghz has the anti-glare display unibody??? I enjoy to gut things out.
     
  2. thewanted macrumors newbie

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    Even if it's possible, why spend all that energy to gain 100MHz?

    Laptops were not designed to be "gutted".
     
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    If you don't mind voiding the warranty on two computers then sure it's possible, difference is the logic board

    That said, prolly easier not to "gut them out" and simply do a display swap.
     
  4. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    isn't it plain easier to just swap the screen on the two machines?
    i mean there's like, what, six screws to remove from the anchor.
     
  5. vpro thread starter macrumors 65816

    vpro

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    Well I just did it, me and my gal pal switched. We just wanted to prove to ourselves we can. Also when I asked technicians about swapping displays out, as in, ordering in a glossy display, he estimated his fee to be around 1800 dollars, we both batted our eyelashes at him and walked out of the place with a mission!

    These notebooks are really easy to gut.
     

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