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    My faithful macbook pro (1st generation) has finally died. Apple quoted me $1300 to replace the motherboard. *fainted*

    The question I wish to ask (if anyone knows) is, my old MBP is using a core duo 1.83 processor motherboard. Will a new core 2 duo motherboard (for mac book pros) which i can get off the internet work, or should I get back the same one ?

    just FYI, the boards have the processor soldered on, so the motherboard comes with the processor. (do correct me if i'm wrong)

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    how about getting a new laptop. if change MotherBoard, still got problem, what should u do?

    my apple HDD crash lately, taking out the HDD is $50, replacing HDD is $100-$200. there is still uncertainty that if it's HDD problem only, so i brought a new laptop instead!!

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    Default Re: Mac Hardware Question

    want to give me your old laptop to open up for operation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    want to give me your old laptop to open up for operation?
    u mean mine or TS? wonder wat should i do with it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    u mean mine or TS? wonder wat should i do with it??
    yours lah, the TS want to buy another MB

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    actually I've already planned to buy a new one.

    Just wondering if it's worth fixing the old one since the display has no problems. I kinda like the older matted screens compared to the new glossy ones.

    Anyway just FYI, the answer (to my own question) seems to be ... the new core 2 motherboards won't fit unless i change the bottom casing as well, cos they come with an additional firewire 800 port. I can however, try my luck with the core duo 2.16Ghz boards which come from the same generation of macs.

    Opening up a mac (to operate) is fun... first time I tried it to fix the thermal paste overheating problem, I have 1 screw left over ... took me a while to figure out where it went back to.

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    TS your other option is to buy the same laptop and use for spare parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    how about getting a new laptop. if change MotherBoard, still got problem, what should u do?

    my apple HDD crash lately, taking out the HDD is $50, replacing HDD is $100-$200. there is still uncertainty that if it's HDD problem only, so i brought a new laptop instead!!
    Hmm ... do the operation yourself lah .. like what i did for my Ibook G4. I do my own Harddisk replacement and formating. No point asking apple service center to do it for you. Save $$ .. time is bad now .. lolx


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    buy a refurb 17" one lorz.
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