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    Default Replace motherboard in MBP 17" mid 2010 with MBP early 2011

    Hi!

    I was wondering if is someone knows if it is possible to buy a replacement motherboard for the new Macbook Pro 17" and put it in the mid 2010 model? Or is there to many differences?

    The reason I ask is that I bought the mid 2010 model like 2 month ago and I'm really disappointed with the GPU and the new one has the AMD/ATi 6750M

    I would guess that some stuff has change that doesn't make it fit but it would be nice to know.



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    Hi k1piee,
    it might be worth looking at the full specs for both models on the apple site. My gut feeling is that Apple always change too many things between releases for there to be common ground, for instance the last G5 imac 17" and the first 17" intel imac were only a month apart, yet they used a different screen on them. I sometimes think Apple do it just to be bloody minded!

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    yeah to be honest I also think they might have change to much to just switch the logic board for the new one. For example the Wifi/Bluetooth antennas are different than in the new one so I didn't want to mess with that so I sold my 2010 model and ordered a 2011 model and it's coming next week

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    Not a good idea. There is more to it than logic board. If you want the 2011, I'd recommend selling your 2010 and using that toward the purchase of a 2011. Not only that, but logic boards are EXPENSIVE!

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    Eh, I'd recommend doing what most people are saying, just sell yours and use the money toward the new one. But since the amount you'll get for the new one is not as much as you'll get for selling the 2010 one, you can sell the 2010 one, and then get a 2011 one from eBay [which, believe me, is much cheaper than Apple new]. My MBP 17 was purchased from eBay brand new and sealed in 2007 and I got it a little more than $400 less than the MSRP.


 

 

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