Problem is as follows: The night bevore Christmas (tough luck...) my MacBook Pro died.
It's not starting anymore, not even booted from CD. I have been told that my Logic Board is dead, a new one would cost about 1000 US-$ and I did not have the foresight to get a Protection Plan.
So now the question is, is it possible to switch the mainboard with a cheaper one not produced by Apple (speed-loss would not be that big of a matter, I would give the computer to my mother ^^) or, the more probable thing:
If I would try to build a HTPC, can I harvest all the parts and connect them to another mainboard (would be great if it would work with MacOS, but I'd also take Linux or Windows)?
you can def try and reuse alot of these parts. As for putting another board in here, good luck, Laptop boards are most always custom designed, so that would be an incredible feat that I don't think you are going to be bothering with. Your best bet would be to salvage out the parts on ebay and buy a new laptop, or use the parts in another system and sell whatever is left.
Since I have some experience in working with desktop hardware, but never opened a laptop-device before: Are there any compability-problems I should know of (like, can I connect the MacBooks Graphic Card)? Or even better, does somebody know about an how-to for my problem?
ifixit also carries the logic board but I'm not sure how much it is. If you call them and tell them you heard about them thru Macmod...they MIGHT give you a discount. Doesn't hurt to ask. But either way, if they price is compeitive I'd go that route since its warrantied instead of ebay.
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