Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Can I replace logicboard to model MBP 2012 a1286?

Hi guys. I have question. I have MBP 2011 with almost dead logic board, and dead video.

So, i decided to replace logic board, and have question.

My model is a1286 (2011 year). If i buy logic board from a1286(2012 year) and replace it will it work?

Thx a lot:)

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logic board number 820-3330-B


Your systems series: MacBookPro8,2


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Generally, one can swap out the logic board from within the series your system is a member of. So in this case the group in the above link.

When jumping across different series things can get dicy as the logic board mounts as well as the heat sink & fan system may not line up. In this case you're lucky! They do.

Apple did not make any physical changes in the logic board layout only the CPU was upgraded in the 15" model for the '11 & '12 model years. Here is the choices: MacBookPro9,1

As a side note these are the last upgradable systems (RAM & SATA Storage) Apple made. It's the only REAL Pro's laptop system that can take the bangs and has the meat to be useful!

Come on Apple lets get a real pro's MacBook Pro! One that can be upgraded and has the deep storage a pro needs onboard.

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hmmm, strange. Check my model on, it writes MacBook Pro (15 inch, late 2011 г.), but,if i'm right, logic board in this model are 820-2915, and my is 820-3330. So, i already have motherboard from model 2012 MBP?


Are you confusing logic boards and the CPU/GPU's installed on them?


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