New Logic Board in rMBP - AppleCare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by quintendehaas, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. quintendehaas macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    today I got a call from my Apple Store that my two month old rMBP (base model) will require a Logic Board replacement. I had some kernel panics due to graphical issues. Of course AppleCare will take care of the costs.

    Now I'm just curious: will a replacement of the Logic Board also mean an automatic replacement of all other internals like Graphics, RAM and SSD since everything is soldered on there?

    Regards,
    Quinten
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Everything but the SSD since that's not soldered onto the logic board
     
  3. Stetrain, Aug 27, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    On most laptops the logic board already has many components (CPU, GPU, support chips) soldered onto it. The RMBP's logic board has the RAM soldered on in addition to those things (just like the Macbook Air).

    Here's a picture of the RMBP's logic board:

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    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Retina-Display-Mid-2012-Teardown/9462/2

    Highlighted are the CPU (orange), GPU (red), Intel chipset (yellow), RAM (light blue), and Thunderbolt controller (dark blue).
     

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