Swapping logic board in MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CorvusCamenarum, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

    CorvusCamenarum

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    Long story short, I've got a 1.83 Core Duo MBP, and the video card issue from a couple years back has finally hit me. Granted, a new machine would be nice, but money is tight right now, so a new logic board seems to be the way to go.

    That being said, I was thinking instead of just getting a replacement of the same model, I could get a little upgrade (the machine is 6 years old after all and showing its teeth) while I was at it.

    So the question is, do I need to stick with the model A1150 logic board, or would the next class up fit and all - models A1226 or A1260?
     
  2. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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    Im not 100% sure but you porbally need the same model.

    You might be able to use a motherboard with a higher clocked cpu from the same model though.
     
  3. sporadicMotion, Jul 12, 2011
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    sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    As long as it's from the same generation (first gen Core Duo), you will be fine. There could be some other crossover but I'll wait for someone that knows 100% to say something.

    The one time I tried it for a friend (water damaged MBP), we found a lot (can't remember how many) of the cables didn't match up between revisions. This might just have been because of the switch to LED backlit displays but I really can't remember (it was around 2007).

    If I were you, I would study the tear down guides at iFixit first.

    Good luck with it and hope it all works out! :apple:

    EDIT: Just looked at the model numbers you supplied. I'm 99% sure it will not work without replacing the screen, and a few other parts. You'd have a much better chance using the logic board from a MacBook Pro 2,1 but still not 100%
     
  4. CorvusCamenarum thread starter macrumors 65816

    CorvusCamenarum

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    I think that about covers it. I'll probably go with the higher clock version of the 1150 and see if I can find one on eBay. They're a lot less expensive anyhow. Thanks for the assist.
     
  5. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    No worries! Have fun and don't forget to buy thermal paste :p (I always forget about buying it when I'm out)
     

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