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    Red Motherboard
    I have a Macbook Pro A1129. The 2.4 GHZ laptop has a red motherboard and an extra connector on the left side toward the display. What's the deal?

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    I'm assuming this computer was purchased second-hand. The red logic board, as I understand it, is a prototype board, used for testing before the final green board goes into production. A number of these have made their way from Apple and ended up in the secondary market over the years. Odds are, if it ever needs service, you're going to be out of luck. Prototype units are usually considered non-serviceable by Apple technicians.

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    Thanks, that makes sense.

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    Can you post a pic(if you have one)? I actually really want to see one! I've been hearing about red boards, but no one ever posts a pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Can you post a pic(if you have one)? I actually really want to see one! I've been hearing about red boards, but no one ever posts a pic!
    Here's one...

    PROTOTYPE - Apple 17" MacBook Pro - Red Motherboard - Prototype MacBook Pro Emerges on eBay, Boasts Red Motherboard - Softpedia

    And I'm kind of surprised to hear you say that they're ordinarily green. This MacBook Pro and the two that preceded it were both dark blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    And I'm kind of surprised to hear you say that they're ordinarily green. This MacBook Pro and the two that preceded it were both dark blue.
    Good point, and you're right. I've been at this so long, all motherboards are green, even if they aren't! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Here's one...

    PROTOTYPE - Apple 17" MacBook Pro - Red Motherboard - Prototype MacBook Pro Emerges on eBay, Boasts Red Motherboard - Softpedia

    And I'm kind of surprised to hear you say that they're ordinarily green. This MacBook Pro and the two that preceded it were both dark blue.
    Oh, cool! Reminds of some ATi boards. I dig it! I think I like the sweet looking blue board on my G5 PowerMac the most though!
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