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Replacement logic board id

How can I tell if a replacement logic board I want to purchase online is the new updated and revised board?

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What's the part number of the board you want? Please give us a link nowhere you heard about this board? Why do you want this board?

There are both i series boards and Core 2 Duo boards and at least two each of those. Please be much more specific about what you want, what CPU and what you have now. Your question is just to vague to answer as is.

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My logic board is bad, authorized Apple service center inspection verified. This is the board I am looking for

Apple 661-6362 Logic Board 2.66GHz Core i7 f/ MacBook Pro 15" A1286 Mid 2010

Description: Logic board (2.66 GHz Core i7 (I7-620M) CPU) + heatsink

Compatibility: MacBookPro6,2 Mid 2010 (MC371LL/A, MC372LL/A, MC373LL/A)

Apple Part #: 661-5480, 661-6362

Printed Part #: 820-2850-A


There are a lot of replacement boards online but how can I tell if it has the updated video cpu?


Apple Part #:

661-5480, 661-6362

Manufacturer Part #:

820-2850, 820-2850-A

Compatible with:

Models Model Numbers Options

MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.4GHz Core i5 (A1286) - Early 2010 MC371LL/A

MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.53GHz Core i5 (A1286) - Early 2010 MC372LL/A

MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.66GHz Core i7 (A1286) - Early 2010 MC373LL/A

MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.8GHz Core i7 (A1286) - Early 2010 MC373LL/A


2 yrs ago Apple had replaced my logic board of my early 2011 MacBook Pro. Everything worked great for exactly 2 years, and then again -FAILURE!

I recently took it to an independent service center, I opted to have logic board repaired vs replaced. Two weeks later I'm informed the problem stems from the CPU. It's an integrated part of the logic board ! Not repairable. The entire logic board needs to be replaced, 2 years to the day that Apple replaced it. I find out that they ended the recall program. So have they replaced the logic board with one that is also defective and fails?

Is this a pattern ? Now Apple has made previous iPhones to slow down and fail, so you end up buying another iPhone?

It's $550 to replace-is very costly!

Has anyone had a similar experience after their MacBook Pro was serviced under the program? How was it remedied?

Any advice outside of paying a huge repair bill would be greatly appreciated- especially if I can get Apple to cover all or at least part of it.


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Apple do not make revised logic boards, they simply replace a board with a replacement of the same model. For example, with the 2011 Macbook Pro 15 GPU issues, they were replacing bad boards with the same boards, which have the possibility of failing again.

You need to find a board with the logic board number 820-2850 if you want to replace this. If by any chance, your Macbook was crashing and showing kernel panics, you (or someone else) needs to replace C9560 on the logic board which will resolve your issue. This commonly fails, causing issues with the GPU, since it stabilises the voltage line for this.

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Thanks for the info. I thought that Apple did a recall on these boards and replaced them with a revised board. So will a logic board with part number 820-2850-A work.


@maker23 as far as I know, there is no revised board. I have never seen a 2010 board which has a polymer capacity in this location, instead of a tantalum one. On 2010 models, most have an issue with this capacitor, not the GPU (if it is doing what I described). @mayer will be able to say for sure if there are any revised boards.

If I were you, I would get someone to replace this capacitor with a polymer one, which will be cheaper than buying a whole board. If there are no revised boards (as I suspect), they will have the same tantalum capacitor on this line, meaning it is a ticking time bomb. Replacing the capacitor with a polymer capacitor will mean it will not happen again.

Yes, the logic board number matches your original it will work.


Ok, Thanks again


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