MBP repair shop - should I be worried?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slapple, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    I found a seller on ebay who has lots of listings for repairing all kinds of Macbook Pro logic boards from 2008 thru 2012. I have a 2011 MBP with dead GPU, so I need to get that fixed.

    I haven't bid on an auction yet. I sent him an email asking him to confirm that he has AMD 6770M with 1 GB RAM GPU chips. I told him that I have a Late 2011 15" MBP with 6770M GPU with 1 GB RAM.

    He replied asking me to give him the logic board part number. All I could find out is that the part number is A1286, but apparently all 15" MBPs from 2008-2012 have part number A1286. I emailed that to him, then he replied asking for my serial number, so I gave that to him. Then he gave me a vague reply saying he could fix the board, but he still didn't confirm that he has any 6770M GPUs. I don't want him to install a 6750M GPU by accident.

    I have seen this seller recommended on this forum before. He seems to be offering the best price I can find for the GPU replacement. But why can't he answer the simple question of "Do you have any 6770M GPUs?" Seems like a big red flag that he doesn't know what GPU model numbers he has in stock.
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Is he actually replacing the GPU or doing the more common solder re-flow? He doesn't need to stock parts and the job is MUCH cheaper if he's not actually replacing the GPU.
  3. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    It's more likely that he's just going to swap out your logic board with a working one he has in stock(would explain why he needed the logic board P/N).

    Ask him how he performs the repair.
  5. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008

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