Can I swap a dual graphics logic board with integrated graphics boardI have a Macbook Pro 15” Late 2013 with 2.3 I7 dual graphics. The board went out so I thought I would change it myself....
Rispondi a "Crashing Randomly what could it be?"I had this problem with random crashes. Read through all your past posts and figured I Best Buy me a new logic board. Got the board and opened up the guide to start the tear down. I got my matchbook pro 15” 2.3 dual graphic 16 gm ram all taken apart to realize I had accidentally ordered a logic board with integrated graphics. Frustrated I put the whole computer in the closet and decided to give it a break. The more I thought about it I realized one major step in replacing the board is to remove the thermal paste clean it up real well, and apply new paste. The paste on the old board was dry and cracked. So because I needed to get back to work and was tired of ordering parts, I cleaned it up, put the paste on and installed the old board. I have never had a problem since. I believe the machine is shutting down because it is overheating, it has a built in safeguard to stop it from becoming damaged. But with dry paste the heat can’t displace properly causing it to overheat. I think that is why on a cool start...
Rispondi a "Can I swap a dual graphics logic board with integrated graphics board"Well I don’t know the answer, but it doesn’t look like I will need it. I took a shower and got to thinking, the paste was a little dry on the old one. It would run until it got warm and then just shut off. But on a cold start once in a while I could get an hour out of it with light use. So I cleaned up the Heat Sync real nice with some Articlean and put some new paste on. Computer has been running non stop doing whatever I ask it to. Will post back if It stops running but Think that was the trick, didn’t need a new logic board after all.