Replacing Logic Board from Unibody 15"
You may or may not be aware of the failing graphic processors on the Early 2011. Many of the people who are taking it in to the genius bars are being told they can't identiify the problem (although it seems identical to the current iMac recall Radeon GPU failire). As I have found, my 17 is having the same failure pattern as the rest on the forums. When those who bring them in get new boards, the return failure rate is high, leading many on the forums to suggest that Apple is basically "retesting" the cards, finding "nothing" wrong with them, and replacing the older card with a "refurbished" card.
My question is - will the 15" Logic Board fit into the 17"? It would have to be a late 2011 or 2010 model, as the early 2011 on the 15" seem to be having the same issue. You folks probably know best as to whether this is possible. I'm willing to shell out a grand for a new board, but not if its going to fail. Its already heartbreaking that the 17" has failed so soon...
Is this a good question?