MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1260) Left I/O Board

$119.95

Product code: IF185-106-1
Apple Part #: 922-8356, 076-1318, 820-2273

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MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1260) Left I/O Board

$119.95

Product code: IF185-106-1
Apple Part #: 922-8356, 076-1318, 820-2273

Product Overview

Includes slots for internal Airport wireless card and PC Card ExpressCards. Includes power connector for LED display.

Compatibility

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  • 2.4, 2.5 or 2.6 GHz (Model A1260) 15" MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Ports: MagSafe Power
    USB 2.0
    Audio In
    Audio Out

  $119.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
 

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My Problem

I run an architectural woodwork shop. My MacBook Pro is subject to the worst conditions, including (but not limited to) severe sawdust inhalation, extremes of heat and cold, abusive handling and an impact from a brick, but it still keeps going. Until it needed a new i/o board. I found your site, downloaded and printed the instructions, bought the board, then sat on it for six months (ouch!). Finally, after the fans started to quit and garned such comments as "Hey, I didn't know Macs were powered by a chain and sprocket drive!" I finally decided to go in.

My Fix

I followed the instructions methodically, taping the screws to their locations in the instructions I printed. I figured as long as I was in there I would take the fans apart, clean them and lubricate the shafts. I found clots of fuzz and sawdust in the vents and around the fans. The boards were all the color of a brown paper bag. I blew out everything carefully, then put it all back together, and with some trepidation, hit the on button. Nothing. Uh, oh. I totally f--ked myself, I thought. Then I remembered that maybe I didn't hook up the cable from the keyboard to the main circuitboard. I took it all apart again, and sure enough! That thing connects the on/off switch, duh! This time I was successful. The initial repair took me a very careful 1-1/2 hours, the re-do about 1/2 hour. To heck with woodworking, I'm gonna make a fortune fixing old Macs!

My Advice

Just the usual-don't force anything. Like my top end woodworking machinery, this stuff is well built. You don't need a mallet to make an adjustment, but you do need your brain, a gentle touch, concentration, and to pay close attention to the additional comments. Oh yeah, and don't drop a brick on your computer. It kinda messes up part of the screen. I'll fix that another time.

My Problem

My wife's early 2008 Macbook Pro (A1260) was shutting off randomly anytime the battery was installed in the machine. She was also having issues with the headphone jack and occasional issues with the Airport card disconnecting from the wireless network.

My Fix

iFixit info suggested that the issue could be with the left side I/O board, which handles all three functions that we were having issues with. The board arrived in good condition, and using the guide on this site, I was able to install the board in about one hour without ANY issues. The system is now working perfectly again! The best part is the hundreds of dollars we saved over taking it to the Mac store for repair (or replacement).

My Advice

Pay close attention when reassembling the system so that you don't forget to install a key part. Following the steps in reverse order is a bit tricky. Make sure you have the right tools for the job--the small spudger I bought along with the replacement board was extremely useful!

My Problem

MacBook Pro 15" 1260 - logic board defective and audio jack broken off in the left I/0 audio port.

My Fix

Replaced both fans - left I/0 board and logic board using ifixit guides. Guides were superb, repair done in no time and machine working perfectly. I replaced a 2.5 board with a 2.6 and have a slightly faster machine too!

My Advice

No too difficult - just be methodical and follow the instructions in the guides.

My Problem

I sent my machine to Apple for a free out of warranty logic board replacement and while in their care, they broke the left IO board! Because it was sent in initially for "display issues" (lines through the screen), they considered this a pre-existing condition and it was going to cost me over $300 to fix! Someone call Obama.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. The board from iFixit came quickly and the instructions were very helpful and clear. After about 20 minutes (I've done this before), my machine was good as new! Well, good as it was before anyway.

My Advice

If you have a display that won't light up on a Macbook Pro from 2008, don't immediately assume the LED driver board is dead. That repair takes a bit longer and disassembling the display is dicey even with good instructions. If at all possible, swap the display into another Macbook Pro to see if it really went bad. It might be just be fine. If it is, then the left IO board is the real culprit.

Oh, and when reattaching the screws on the express card stage, there are 4 screws of 3 different sizes. Be absolutely certain each is in its right place.