Problems with MacBook Pro 15" 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryan101, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. ryan101 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Hello Guys,

    I have an unusual problem with my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011. This is the model with the known Graphics Video issue. I had the Logic Board replaced under the Apple programme just under 4 months ago. However, since I had it replaced, its been extremely slow. There were loads of annoying little issues at the beginning after the logic board replacement, I just ignored it thinking it would just iron out over time. Recently it has crashed on my several times. Last night it would not start after I tried to restart it. I could not get it start in any way. The battery also got very hot at the same time. It has never been this hot. Since then I put a Mountain Lion HD in, and the battery is low or normal to the feel now.

    This is the i7 Quad Core model. I know its not the hard disk, as its brand new. I also have plenty of memory, 16GB. The problem is that when I am running El Capitan, I have all the problems. However, when I have it installed under Mountain Lion, it performs better, still not great but much better than El Capitan. and its not crashing like it does under El Capitan. I need El Capitan mainly because I have other Macs (which are all on El Capitan) and I actually use Notes and iCloud folder, and various other features which are not available or does not sync on Mountain Lion. Otherwise I would have been fine with Mountain Lion.

    I believe the Logic Board is the issue. They said they installed a new Logic Board. So I just don't get it. Does anyone have any clues? What do you think is the problem? Have you come across similar situations before?

    Thank you.

  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    The logic board used are refurbished (failed and repaired) and sometimes very problematic.

    Take it in for another free repair.
  3. ryan101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks. I didn't know. I am very shocked by this. I can't believe Apple are putting in old refurbished logic boards into MacBooks.
  4. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    At this point the probably do not have a choice. Manufactures do not stock a ton of new parts just waiting for repairs to come along. And who knows, the refurbished part may be better than new, since a tech individually went through it and verified functionality versus some test harness stuck on for a few seconds in a factory.
  5. tubeexperience, Jul 13, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016

    tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    It's in the terms and conditions.

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    I doubt it. Some people reported that these logic boards barely last a month.

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