New logic board, should I format and reinstall leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pier, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. pier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2009
    So I got the black screen of death on my 2.2 santa rosa macbook pro and Apple changed the logic board for free because of a known Nvidia 8600 Gt problem.

    The thing is now leopard doesn't run as smooth as it did before the incident...

    I've repaired the disk permissions, and it got a little better, but still... it doesn't feel like it was.

    Is there anything else I could do?
    Do you recommend formatting and resintalling Leopard?


  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    A change in logic board will not cause slowdowns of the computer unless there is a problem with the new logic board.

    It is likely that you just didn't notice the speed of the computer until you got it back, but it hadn't changed.
  3. Nexus4144 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Same here, i probally wouldnt reinstall Leopard though unless u have no need for any of the files on your comp. Also i got the same problem and replaced my logic board but the tech at the genius bar forced me to pay for it. Im curious, did u have applecare or something?
  4. pier thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2009
    No, I pointed the technical people to this apple notice

    They did it for free, and got the computer back at home in 3 days.

    To be honest, now that I've been working a bit more with the computer, things seems pretty normal. Maybe I was just paranoid at the first moment...

    Before repairing the permission things were really sloppy though.
  5. kraven macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    I had the 8600 chipset problem where I had to send it in for repairs. I just got it back today from repairs. I boot it up and it has been stuck on the booting screen for about 15 minutes. Is it doing something? Should I let this go on for an hour or hold the power button and shut it down and power it on again?

    On the screen, it's just gray, the apple logo, and the twirling loading booting graphic.

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