swapping the logic board out

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by moey2k2001, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. moey2k2001 macrumors member

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    Hey

    I got a 2013 Apple MacBook Air 11"/1,3/8GB which logic board was damaged due to wine splash on it.
    Will it be possible if I would swap it out to a faster one? Does any one know if older or newer models are compatible with each other?

    Appreciate the help please. Thanks.
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Early 2014 is definitely compatible because it's just a minor CPU bump from the Mid 2013.

    Early 2015 should be compatible as well, but I am not 100% sure.'

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    Also, have you considered sending the laptop in for logic board repair (not replacement) ?
     
  3. moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sending it to apple will cost me fore than its worth in total and probably even more than a logic board alone. Hence the working hours they would charge me. I looked at it myself and had someone look into it, not repairable without a logic board. So i would like to swap it out myself just need the info if it would work with the newer ones so I can decide which one to get.
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I was talking about sending the laptop to a third party, not Apple, for logic board repair (not logic board replacement).
     
  5. moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    The person who looked at it said it won't be possible to repair cuz it would be more costy.... =(
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    You are right.

    I just looked on eBay and the logic board can be purchased for $245 which is cheaper than repairing the old logic board.
     
  7. moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't see that one. do u have a link for me? pretty please :)

    Do you think the 2015 model can be fitted? where can i be able to find the info, so not to purchase the wrong one please.
     
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