Replacing Mid 2010 Macbook pro 13 Logic Board

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hally231, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Hally231 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hi, i have a macbook pro 13 mid 2010 which has got a liquid damaged board. The price of a new board + labour from apple is too much and the price of a new logic board from eBay is $1000. I am now thinking of replacing the logic board from the older unibody model which costs around $500. Everything looks the same inside but has anyone had any experience or knowledge of this actually working?

    Thanks for your time x
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The battery arrangement isn't the same with the Mid-2010 Macbook Pro and the earlier models. I'd be surprised if this is a simple swap.
  3. Hally231 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010

    Hi, thanks for pointing this out. I just want to buy a new board of the same model but as its relatively new there aren't any used ones and the price of a new one is $1000+ shipping!!! Im guessing im going to have to be patient.
  4. 1BadMac macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2010
    To be quite honest, you are almost better parting out your current 13" and buying another one. The 2009 logic boards last I checked were still $700- 900, plus shipping, plus time and effort to install and crossing fingers to hope thats all that was damaged.

    Unless you luck out on eBay, which looks to be a crap shoot really. Most of the ones I've seen on there are suspect whether they would work, come "as-is", etc...

    So if you NEED to get this thing back up and going, I'd part it out on eBay and just buy another 13". The display, case, RAM, HD, and board (mind you, as is) - is worth something to someone. More than you probably realize.
  5. nelz886 macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2010
    New Jersey
    Agreed. Plus if you don't properly handle the components (see ESD), you risk borking your shiny, thousand-dollar, logic board. :(
  6. Hally231 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2010 Logic Board Help!

    Hi, i know i have already created a thread regarding this but the results were inconclusive.

    Anyway - I have a mid 2010 macbook pro 13" which got liquid damaged and so apple want to charge me through the roof for a replacement part. As the laptop has only been around for several months a replacement board online is hard to find however the previous model board is readily available and at a reasonable cost. The only difference between the 2 boards is that the 2009 one is 2.26 and my one is 2.4 (i dont care about this). Will the 09 board work in my 10 model mac?

    My board is

    Replacement board is

    I appreciate all your time given, Sam x
  7. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    I would say yes, the chips and screws are located in the same locations.

    what i'm not so sure will work, is the drivers.
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
  9. Hally231 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010

    Hi, what do you mean the drivers? Will the system power up but have limited functions?


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