Retrofit with Thunderbolt Logic Board?
As far as future upgrade prospects, a new logic board from iFixit is ~1/2 the price of a new MacBook Pro.
So, could one retrofit, say, a mid 2010 unibody 15” MBP with a late 2011 logic board (including new heat sinks and new battery)?
I noticed the heatsink screw points are ever so slightly skewed and that the battery connector has changed, but most everything else seems about the same.
You would still need a means to cut a hole in the case for the TB port. I think your going to far here. Too many chances for problems.
Best to sell your current system and buy a new (used) system with a TB port if your really need it.
Frankly, the cost of TB devices are still very high and don't offer enough to warrant getting them quite yet.
Siddyrocks, have you been able to do this yet?
I want to fit a 2011 MBP logic board in to increase the CPU, dont care too much for the TB port, but it would be an added bonus. Just wondering if it fit/how much modification you had to do to get it right?
I can get a 2.66 ghz i7 board for about $500.