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Topic # 95771 12-Jan-2012 19:32
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Hey guys,

We have a Intel 2.5Ghz powered 17inch Macbook Pro that has a buggered Logic Board. Have had it professionally checked, and confirmed as the problem.

But the quote received to fix it, is $1400, does that seem excessive?




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  Reply # 568082 12-Jan-2012 19:38
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Seems about right based on my experience working in Apple Service. You may be able to get it cheaper by order the parts yourself from eBay and getting someone who isn't working at a Service Provider to fix it.

TBH most people normally just try to claim accidental damage on these kind of repairs.

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  Reply # 568102 12-Jan-2012 20:38
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Unfortunately yes, sounds about right. At least its the exchange price (presumably) and not the outright buy price, would be more like $2500 I would think.
It's not one of the models affected by the NVIDIA GPU fault?

If you do source a logic board I can probably help, IAAACMT, I Am An Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, but not currently employed by an Apple service provider so could do the repair without fearing the wrath.
What's the nature of the fault? You might also possibly be able to find a similar machine with say a broken screen and combine the good parts to make a working machine, is tricky, but possible.


Cheers,
Joseph

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 568108 12-Jan-2012 20:50
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Is it the 2008 model? It would not cost much more to replace it with a unit of similar age.

LB's for that are often available on TradeMe.

This is not a comment on the repair price, I have no idea about that.

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  Reply # 568110 12-Jan-2012 20:53
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crazed: Hey guys,

We have a Intel 2.5Ghz powered 17inch Macbook Pro that has a buggered Logic Board. Have had it professionally checked, and confirmed as the problem.

But the quote received to fix it, is $1400, does that seem excessive?


How was the motherboard damaged? Sounds like they are just going to switch the board it rather than 'repair' it.



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  Reply # 568199 13-Jan-2012 08:26
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Hey guys,

Cheers for the replies, Its not the nvidia fault. Effectively we checked it ourselves to start with, and worked out through a series of tests that it was the logicboard, then we got it checked by an authorized Apple Service Centre and they came to the same conclusion, We didn't alert them to our findings prior to handing it over. Since receiving the quote, we have now purchased a complete replacement machine, Same specs for $1000. I honestly can't see where the fix cost comes into it. If it was a windows machine, would have done it ourselves(fully qualified and experienced techs), but being an Mac, we weren't sure.

Again Cheers guys,





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