Macbook Pro late 2011 disassembly and switcheroo?

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

  1. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    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

    May 30, 2010
    Even if it's possible, why spend all that energy to gain 100MHz?

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

    Feb 28, 2011
    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

    Oct 12, 2011
    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


    Jun 8, 2012
    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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