what to do if logic board is broken?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FrenzyBanana, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. FrenzyBanana macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    i have a macbook pro 17 (3.06ghz mid 2009. i dont have apple care:() inch that is in need of $2,180 for repair or replacement of a broken logic board.

    my best option now is buy a new imac. but before that
    i wanna here some opinion and suggestion first. is there a cheaper way for logic board repair/replacement?
    can i sell the parts of my mbp? is it sellable? like the monitor and stuff.
    or put it straight on the trash can (except the harddrive, memory and dvd driver ofcourse)
    im curious on what people do on their mbp that has broken logic board?
  2. Takashi macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    Your best bet is to sell the parts on e-bay (with the exception of the hard drive). Once the logic board is fried, there isn't much you can do. Incidentally, you can buy the logic board from e-bay (same part number, same model...etc) and perform the surgery yourself. It's your call.

    For me, I would just pony up and buy a new one.
  3. dell who? macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2012
    That quote is wayyyyyy too high, unless you're not in the US. I work at an Apple authorized service provider and I can tell you that this repair shouldn't cost more than 13-1400. If you can get everything done that you need on a new iMac/MB Pro that fits in that amount then just buy a new one (WITH Applecare for God's sake). If not, you may want to contemplate going through with the repair, even though I'm generally averse to spending that kind of money on ANY computer repair. Not a huge fan of used purchases either honestly. I only do that if the selling party can be held accountable, so use ebay or a local reseller if you go that route. As far as selling parts out of that machine, I'm sure you would have some success with the display and maybe the housing if it's in good shape.
  4. FrenzyBanana thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    can i use the display as monitor for different computer/laptop?
    i have a windows laptop. ist possible to use it as the main monitor?
    or the other way around. put windows part on my macbook pro
    like a hybrid stuff
  5. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    Is the flat rate repair still around? If so I highly suggest that.

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