How much work would it be to convert a 2009 to 2010?
So I have my 2009 MBP 17" here and it needs repair. However, it's sitting here dead. I still have it but I never repaired it yet. The reason for this is it's 6 years old and I really cannot buy the parts I need. I've mentioned this before too.
Since I clearly can't find 2009 parts that easily(and even if I could they're still well loved or cost more then another 2009) I have a better idea. I'll see about converting my "2009" MacBook Pro to a "2010" model. This seems like the easiest way out of my issue, especially since first generation Intel core i series processors are still very good chips. The onboard video this generation is crap, but these have dual video systems.
Now, I know I need a battery and hard drive too. I also need the bottom cover and screws. I may also take the opportunity to install a BD-R drive in the laptop too. That's up for debate though. The hard drive has 88/100 reallocated sectors, so I'd plan on replacing it too.
How much would it cost to get the 2010 motherboard and battery to do the transplant and will I need to change anything else in the computer? It seems like a 2010 transplant will be the easiest since it's only a new year newer then what I have now. However, if I was going from a 2009 to a 2011 I would essentially need to rebuild my machine. Not to mention if my video card died I'm screwed. For this reason I'd prefer to do a 2009->2010 swap.
Is this a good question?