What does a logic board replacement entail ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crustyjugglers, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. crustyjugglers macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    It's pretty self explanatory but I had a repair for a MBP and they're going to replace the logic board. Am I going to get a better CPU etc. or just the same again? Also why would they bother to do this in the first place? My MBP must have failed the stress test or perhaps they're just pulling an Apple and giving a customer random freebies. Thanks!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    It entails a new (or refurb) logic board that contains the type of CPU and GPU. There will be no upgrade to CPU or GPU.
  3. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2012
    what year is your MBP? I had a '11 MBP and apple replaced it after 3 failed logic boards. There have only been guesses as to why those boards were failing but no one knows for sure.
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Actually it's pretty well known that it's shoddy solder on the GPU that's causing 15- and 17-inch 2011 MBPs to fail.
  5. dmax35 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    You did pretty good, I've had 6 replaced with my 2011. Any 82-202 series boards crappy soldering like saturnotaku mentioned.

    Not to be nosey. Did they give you a purchase credit towards a new laptop?
  6. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2012
    The apple store I was at, took my old laptop and gave me like 1600 credit and then made the new MBP the same price, so it was just an exchange.


    Some people say its the ****** solder without lead and other people say its from the horrendous application of thermal paste. And that is why I kept my answer ambiguous. But I agree, its the excess heat and the ****** solder that is leading to the GPU issues

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