New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - new logic board...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
stankewich

 
Member Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 5
stankewich is on a distinguished road

stankewich is offline
Anyone know how much a new logic board will set me back? I am ASSUMING I need a new one... my MBP (bought in July 2007) will no longer boot at all... get to the screen where the apple shows up and all of the sudden I get the "you must restart your computer" screen... I think what happened is something went screwy with the logic board (perhaps because of a faulty magsafe adapter or other usb device).. it's the only thing i can think of...

so...

1. how much would a new one cost to install (and no, I don't have applecare... yes, I know I am an idiot!!)

2. has anyone else had a problem like this...?

3. has anyone ever replaced a logic board..?

4. is it even worth it for me, or should I shell out the $2500 for a new MBP with applecare.... and then I will be good for another 3 years...?

Any help or opinions would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
QUOTE Thanks
fletch33

 
fletch33's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2007
Location: under a rug
Posts: 483
fletch33 has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 13" MBP 2.53 DC2, 09 Mini 2.0 DC2, 07 Mini 2.16 DC2, MB 2.0 DC2, iBook G3 900MHz, G4 Sawtooth 1.6Ghz

fletch33 is offline
i would take it to an apple store and have them diagnose the problem to be sure then make your decision from there.

if it is the logic board and apple fixes it then you get a warranty on it for i believe 6 months. unless your very techy it is a tough swap out to do yourself.

"i believe louisiana is the pelican state"
QUOTE Thanks
Santino

 
Santino's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2008
Location: Argentina
Posts: 224
Santino is on a distinguished road

Santino is offline
Run an Apple Hardware test from the restore discs.

Maybe its just bad ram, specially if the machine boots and you get what i think its a kernel panic (you must restart your computer bla bla)

Intel iMac 24" 2.8Ghz / 4gb
PowerBook G4 12" 1.33Ghz / 1.25gb
2Gb Black iPod Nano 1G
Canon 30D, recently inherited!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,895
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Definitely run the hardware test as has been suggested. A defective logic board, although possible, should not be considered until after the more common defects have been eliminated.

I would start first with suspecting the hard drive. (most common failure)

Anyway, follow Apple's troubleshooting tips and the troubleshooting tips that are posted in this forum before you do anything else.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Spilt water into my MacBook Pro | MacBook- running off an external hard drive? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
upgrade logic board? splat Apple Notebooks 7 10-08-2008 09:22 AM
Tips on replacing Powermac G4 logic board? Monkeyleg Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 11-14-2007 12:43 AM
iMac Logic board compatability question kaj Apple Desktops 2 03-23-2005 10:50 AM
Logic board replacement and compatibility issues Y2K Apple Desktops 3 03-15-2005 12:37 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?