macbook pro logic board compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sajmahal, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. sajmahal macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2011
    I have a late 2010 macbook pro with a failed logic board. I am wondering about compatibility if I was to buy a working mbp to switch the boards on. Which models are compatible? Is this a bad idea? advice, opinions, etc. all welcome.. if this is a stupid idea, let me know :)
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You should buy a logic board for your exact model.
  3. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Technically he could get a CPU/GPU upgrade via logic board replacement as long as it's from the same iteration, no?
  4. sajmahal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2011
    haha I'm not really sure what that means. This is probably stupid, but wouldn't it just affect whatever processor speed I get? as in if I get a slower processor my computer will be slower, but will the logic board still be compatible?
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Exactly, since it's getting faster it would qualify as an upgrade.
  6. sajmahal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2011
    Just want to be sure before I buy it, but I can use any logic board (specifically a 2007 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo) from any year, make/model, etc. as long as it is an intel core 2 duo? The compatibility will be unaffected, just my processor speed, correct?
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You'd need an unibody logicboard, for one. Up until early 2008 the MBP's did not have the same chassis at all, so the assumption that "if it's core 2 duo, it fits" is completely false. The 2007 logic board you are talking about cannot and will not fit inside a unibody enclosure, at all.

    Save yourself the headache, either buy exactly what you had, or get rid of the machine for parts and buy a new one.
  8. sajmahal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2011
    Hey thanks for the detailed response!

    It was because of water damage, and the board itself is fried beyond repair (I did not know it was wet and I attempted to start it up :/)

    Apple has offered me a new computer for $755 because it is under warranty, so I think I will wait for the new model to be released and then cash in on that.

  9. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    I would get that in writing because if the predictions are true, the new MBPs won't be here until June time frame, and Apple may not honor that quote for the new model and that far down the road. Like I say get it all in writing, as their offer may be a good will offering to get you up and running immediately and not meant to benefit you in the distant future.
  10. deadboy216 macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2015
    will a logic board from a early 2008 non unibody work in a 2006 macbook pro. they look the same. o
    r will the 2006 still be limited to 32 bit efi boot?

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