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

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Replace mid-2009 motherboard with mid-2010 motherboard

My mid-2009 17" MacBook Pro started smoking when I plugged in the adapter a few weeks ago. Apple says it's obsolete and won't repair.

I'm windering if I can replace the motherboard and DC-in MagSafe Board with mid-2010 versions. I love the size and really would not like to lose it quite yet.

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Unlike the 13" & 15" Apple did not make any changes between these systems so you can replace the logic board with the newer mid 2010 board.

But before you do that you'll need a new battery, MagSafe (real Apple unit) & the DC-In board as it sounds like you have a a power issue.

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I just replaced the battery a couple of months ago. Think it's fried too? Thanks for such a fast response to the original question.

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