The logic board dilemma

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smartalic34, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

    smartalic34

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    The graphics card (ATI X1600) in my 2006 Core Duo MBP is failing... hence, the logic board needs to be replaced. I would just get a new computer, but I'd rather keep and repair this one for now - my parents will take ownership of it in June to replace their 2003 eMac - at which point I can take advantage of Apple's back to school promotion to get a new 13" MBP (starting for professional degree). I have a few questions:

    1) How much will a logic board replacement cost? I've read on these forums anywhere from $300 - $1,500. Which is accurate?

    2) When a logic board replacement is done by Apple, are any other parts, such as the Airport Card, swapped as well? I did an 802.11n upgrade, and would really rather Apple not touch my Airport Card. I also upgraded the RAM - is any of this an issue?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

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    Well I'm not expert, but from the one time they've replaced my logic board, I had Apple Care, but it would of costed me around $300 I believe.

    As for replacing other parts, no... they will not do that as far as I know. If they do, you'll have to sign on it first. Always read before you sign anything they shove at you and you should be good.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Cost depends on who is doing the repair. Apple offers a flat-rate fix, but most AASPs can't do this and therefore must pay for the actual part, which would be far more expensive.
     
  4. smartalic34 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    smartalic34

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    The repair would be through an Apple store (and I assume sent to their repair depot?...) :)
     

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