Swap a 2012MBP logic board into a 2011MBP body?

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  1. CorporateFelon macrumors regular

    CorporateFelon

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    Out of curiosity would it be possible to upgrade a 2011MBP body with the logic board from a 2012MBP?

    Edit for clarification: I'm talking about the 15" model, but I guess the question would apply for the 13" as well.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. CorporateFelon thread starter macrumors regular

    CorporateFelon

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    I've taken a quick look. While all the screw holes and connectors seem to be in the same place, there are a couple of components that are different that might also require swapping out the heat sinks as well. I can speculate all I want from looking at pictures, but I was wondering if any one else was the guinea pig with this and could confirm or deny it.

    Here pictures of the early 2011 and the mid 2012.

    http://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/QWKKPpAh4AHJm1bf.huge
    http://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/11bHZBB6rRBmq5Iu.huge
     
  4. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    They do look like a match on that side, but I think the other side might be more important - are the connectors for the display, iSight, WiFi, etc. the same?
     

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