What would a 2007 Macbook Pro motherboard replacement fee cost?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KingYaba, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    What is the service fee that Apple charges for replacing the motherboard on a 2007 Macbook Pro that's affected by the Nvidia logic board failure? The machine is out of warranty but the cost of hardware is covered. There's a service fee involved with fixing the computer. The phone lady wouldn't give me an estimate on the service fee. Not her policy or something...They want me to bring it in to the shop.

    Problem: warm boot results in the screen failing to power. Every single time without fail. Letting the machine sit cold with no power for an hour lets me use the Macbook Pro but I feel failure is imminent. So I've just left my Macbook Pro running 24/7 until I figure out what to do. :(

    So what would Apple charge for the service of replacing the motherboard since everything's soldered on?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not call them or the apple store and find out directly.
     
  3. IgnasPav macrumors newbie

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    Solution for 2007 MBPro

    Hey, I have got the same problem with my MB pro 2007.
    I was seraching for solution, and found yours post. So i hope you found out untill now. I really hope you will help me.
    Please
     
  4. jedinger macrumors newbie

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    Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro Mother Board Problem

    Hey Guys, I am having the same problem with my MacBook Pro (purchased Jan. 2007 has Core2 Duo processor). I have to leave it running all the time. If the computer is shut off it will not power back up. I can hear what I think is the fans powering up but that is it. The screen is blank. This has happened in the past and I would just let the computer sit for a while and then after some attempts it would power up and work. Now it won't power back up at all.

    I took it into the Mac store for an assessment yesterday. I was told that my model does not have the problematic graphics card (it has a different version card) but that the mother board or logic board is not working. I was offered to have the computer shipped to depot for repair at a cost of a little over three hundred dollars which will include a 90 day warranty. I currently do not have any warranty extension or coverage.

    I hope that answers your question.

    My question for you guys is were your problems resolved? How much did it cost? Was it more than the logic board?

    Please feel free to e-mail me at jeff@jeffedinger.com.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    I had mine replaced (early 2006,) last year for $400. I was told that's the flat fee for replacing an out-of-warranty notebook logic board. (In the end, they discounted it over that after I complained, though.)
     
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I can confirm that price; as I got "flat rate fee" for my MacBook Pro when I asked about my display.
     
  7. darbyclash34 macrumors regular

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    If your logic board has definitely failed due to the Nvidia issue, and they have a diagnostic to make sure, there is no cost for the replacement.

    Otherwise, if there is no physical damage to the machine they can do a depot repair for $310.
     
  8. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    But, in the spirit of full disclosure, a logic board replacement for a 2.2/2.4 GHz Mid-2007 MacBook Pro actually costs around $1400 with tax + labor.
     
  9. IgnasPav macrumors newbie

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    My solution

    Hello again

    My problem actually was very simple, but Apple service in China was not good enough. They told me thats a mother board problem, it is unstable. What they suggested to do: was to buy a new mother board and the price you can imagine. I said thank you, goodbye.
    Came home, took hard drive out and with hard drive case tried to plug to another mac and it did not work. So thats how i found out the problem and it was only a hard drive, later bought a new one and till now works perfect.
     
  10. DenisK macrumors member

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    In the states, Geniuses suggested a service with a flat all inclusive fee of $300. I bit the bullet and got myself an MBP with a new DVD burner, battery, logic board, cables to screen, and keyboard and top cover. So, this was an awesome deal, as the only thing not "brand new" on this MBP was its screen and the casing of the screen, and bottom casing, oh, and the HD was left too. I am not into bragging, but I heard only the logic board by itself is about 700 or 800, not to mention all other parts. and BTW, I had a different MBP serviced for free (replaced logic board) for the nVidia issues. I can recall if it was done before or after its warranty expired, but it was done soon after they announced the recall. My symptoms, pixellation on hard video loads, were verified at the store, at which point they took it in to be fixed. So, I would just bring it to Geniuses, appointment recommended.
     
  11. decoy7 macrumors newbie

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    i got this blank screen fail on my 2007 MacBook Pro 2.4 17inch about a year ago, remember reading this and a few other forums where it looked like it was definitely a Logic Board failure, it's sat in the bottom of my wardrobe since then as i have other machines to use in the house and really didnt want to go through the headache of dealing with the out of warranty discussions.

    i powered it up a few months ago and the screen came on only to fail again after i applied some updates, then back in the wardrobe....then the other day i was searching more intensely on the fault, as my wife's MacBook wasnt up to doing some function in Final Cut and i found this post on the Apple site:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377

    my MacBook was booked in for a Genius Bar appointment today, they ran a test on it using an external hard drive, this then created a text file which they accessed from a working machine and told me that it did indeed have the Nvidia fault so Nvidia would be picking up the tab for a replacement Logic board which is a newer design that shouldnt encounter the fault that occured with mine...not sure on the labour costs but the guy quoted over £600 GBP as the cost if i were paying.
     
  12. Arneee macrumors newbie

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    My MBPro 17" bought in July 2007 stopped showing anything on screen in spring 2009. Had just the regular 1 year warranty on it. Then I found out an article on Apple support pages that nvidia is causing issues. I sent my laptop to Estonia for a repair. I was ready to pay ANY sum, then it did stay in the repair for a month, they promised to give a discount. Then it stayed for another 2 weeks and finally after 6 weeks everything was done and I didn't pay anything, just my nerves (invaluable anyway :D).
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    MBPro 17" (2007), 2.4Ghz, 4Gb, 500Gb 7200rpm, 1920x1200 hi-res.
     
  13. tonym911 macrumors newbie

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    My 5-year-old MacBook Pro 15 fritzed itself last week (grey curtain 'kernel panic' mode, restarts don't work). Repair shop dismantled it, found no problem, reassembled it and it worked again. But when they tested it again before despatch they found it broken again. Now they say it needs a new logic board. They tried a working board and my Mac worked fine. They say a new one will cost over £900.
     
  14. chiki2 macrumors newbie

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    just had motherboard replaced

    Brought in My Macbook Pro 15" (2007) because couldn't startup, told there was a motherboard recall and got it replaced for FREE. I was pretty amazed as this is an older laptop that no longer carries a guarantee.
    In any case, felt it was a great policy and hope that all service points offer this.
    I'd suggest looking into whether your motherboard has been recalled for anyone experiencing failures.
     
  15. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    There is no recall. There's a repair extension program. You can't just bring in your working machine and have it swapped out.
     

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