Where can I get a replacement logic board C2D 1.83?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PQTrojan, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. PQTrojan macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I got a mac mini out of warranty (core 2 duo 1.83 ghz) that just died on me. I went to the apple store and they sent it in for a diagnostic. They confirmed that the logic board is dead and will be around $350 to replaced. I'm still weighing my options and was wondering if anyone can direct me to a site that sells replacement logic boards to see if I'm better off doing the repairs myself?

    Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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  3. PQTrojan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eBay will be my last resort because I feel more comfortable using a company first. I've uh....been screwed by ebay sellers before. :(
     
  4. California macrumors 68040

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    Make sure it isn't the pram battery, saw some post on MR on mini batteries in the last few days. Not sure how a Mini logic board just dies without someone either breaking something on it or drastic overheating... but that may be a misplaced confidence in Apple.
     
  5. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been screwed a couple of times as well on eBay. But I did some really good deals too. With Craiglist, I think it's two places where you could really find...

    If you buy it brand new, I fear you will pay an expensive price.
     
  6. PQTrojan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was absolutely shocked when it died myself. I kept it well ventilated in the coolest room in the house. I had it around 1.5 years so I was out of warranty but even 1.5 is too short for it to die out. I'm still trying to figure out if it's bad luck or something I did. Only other possible way is that I had a USB hub connected (not self-powered) with eyetv, keyboard, wired mouse, usb external drive (not self-powered), printer, a second usb external drive (self-powered), and iphone charger cable. Is it possible I had too much stuff drawing power from it and it couldn't handle it?
     

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