Source for 2008 MBP logic board

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  1. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Our 2008 MBP ceased functioning a couple of weeks ago, and the diagnosis from my local Apple Certified Specialist is a logic board replacement. However the $643 price tag of the board has put me off.

    Is it possible for a mere mortal to source said logic board from an alternate, easier on the pocketbook location?

    I'd much prefer to replace the board than replace the entire unit.
     
  2. yousifabdullah macrumors regular

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    There are some places where you can order a Main Logic Board unit, but it'll cost you about the same. Take a look at this for example: http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-15-Unibody-24GHz-Logic-Board-p-17550.html. I say go with Apple's quote or buy a new MacBook Pro.
     
  3. Dweez thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info. A new MBP just isn't in the budget for this year...
     
  4. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    What about the flat rate repair from apple? It should be $300.
     
  5. Dweez thread starter macrumors 65816

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    More detail please?
     
  6. ElZeus macrumors regular

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    Your model is defective, it has a chipset that was recalled / replaced for free usually. It may be out of the extended warranty but tell them you are aware it was part of an extended warranty situation and see if they work with you. Sometimes you just have to find the right specialist to help you.
     
  7. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Go to an apple store or call them and ask about flat rate for your machine. They will explain it.
     
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