Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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Replace Early 2011 Logic Board with Late 2011 LB?

The GPU of my MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) crashed, leaving the it unable to boot after hanging on a screen with green vertical stripes.

Apparently a lot of MacBooks from 2011 share suffer from this (

I was wondering, since the entire logic board needs to be replaced, if it can be replaced with the logic board of the Late 2011 series.

It's only a minor upgrade of the CPU and GPU:

Early 2011 Late 2011

Processor Number: I7-2720QM I7-2760QM

Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz

Video System: Radeon HD 6750M Radeon HD 6770M

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'"Apparently it should be possible, sorry for reposting.'"

Which MacBook Logic board should I purchase?

"The boards are the same within model years... including early to late '11 so if you can find the faster (2.2GHz-2.5GHz) board it would work."

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Olivier - Give your self credit here you figured it out ;-} Mark the question resolved so you get the points.


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