Moving a logic board from 2008 black Macbook to 2010 White Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JdiennoPSU, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. JdiennoPSU macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    So last December my laptop got smashed and everything works except for the backlit screen. In fact I can still use this laptop it is just extremely hard since the screen does not light up. The person that smashed it ended up buying me a new laptop so I have this beat up (and I mean the shell is destroyed) laptop with quite a lot of functioning parts.

    Now a few weeks ago my girlfriends Grandad spilled a beer on his brand new 2010 Macbook. The logic board is shot so it is almost cheaper for him to buy a brand new laptop.

    Would it be possible for me to take the logic board out of my 2008 Black Macbook and put it into his 2010 White Macbook??
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Not likely, just for the different port layouts alone.

  3. Synchromesh macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2009
    It's not possible without major case modding. All connectors, mounting points and port cutouts are different. You are better off selling that board on eBay to fund a purchase of the board for the newer machine. The latter will be hard to find since they're fairly new and not many are being parted out yet.

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