Case Swap: New MacBook Pro 13" into Old MacBook Unibody (2008)
I spilled OJ on my MacBook Pro. I have an old aluminum MacBook Unibody Model A1278 from 2008 that has the same exterior, though the interior I'm not so sure about.
I'm wondering if it is possible to do a case swap here: put my new MBP innards in the case of the old MacBook.
If you haven't yet removed the battery from the damaged machine do so ASAP. The logic board should also be checked to see if it needs to be cleaned (follow tags at right for orange juice and repair liquid damage) to see what you can/should do. OJ is corrosive over time if left on the board.
You can not swap parts, there's too many differences in the years since the Model A1278 was manufactured.
The easy DIY fix is to replace the top case of the '12 machine.
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