Worth getting logic board replaced?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JazzMan10, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. JazzMan10 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2006
    I bought my MBP at the very end of June. It gets hot, the cpu whines, the screen is bowed slightly at the corners, and the hinge is a little loose. No big deal i love it. I heard you can now get your logic board replaced to try to fix the CPU whine problem. I am going off to college in a couple weeks, but i could live without the laptop for that time. I dont really want to go through the process of taking it in and jumping through the loops though. The only way i would really consider would be if they would upgrade me to the new Core 2 Duo. I mean i did pay $2500 for a bunch of defects, even if it was knowingly.

    Should i take it in? Try to get a new one?
  2. Eluon macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    I would get your model in even if you aren't given a new one. Let them fix your macbook pro. You are playing content with a defective product. Who knows how bad it will be by the time school actually starts and it dies on you when you have a paper due?

    Case in point: me.

    Get it fixed and don't worry about getting a new Core 2 Duo.
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
  4. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    Websites suggest the new Core2Duos are given a 5-15% OVERALL performance which means all around speed w/ a various number of different applications, so no all applications will run at less than a minimum 5% or maximum 15%. The article also suggests it's not worth the upgrade if you already have the current mb or mbps.

    If you can live w/o ur laptop for the time being, I also highly suggest you get it sent in and have it fixed asap along w/ all the other problems so you won't have to do it again.

    I have one of the early ones (Feb) and it gets freaky hot when charging battery, but my desktop is jacked so I have to get it fixed b4 I can send my mbp in for repairs. The turnaround time is known to be 5 business days.

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