Is it worth repairing the graphics card/logic board?
I have had this laptop since 2011 and it has held up pretty well along the way. I had the logic board replaced years ago during the recall program that Apple had. The repair was due to damage to the GPU presumably caused by lots of overheating, which I hear is common with this particular MacBook Pro model. Anyway, I've had it replaced once, and it's kicked the bucket again, leading to blue lines across the screen on boot and not being able to get passed the loading screen.
I just wonder if its worth sinking another ~$800 into this laptop so that I can try to use it through to the end of grad school, which I'll be done with in about 2 years. I have 16gb of RAM in it and a 1TB SSD and those upgrades have helped significantly in extending its life but I'm just unsure which way to go with this. I use a lot of CAD/CAM programs like Rhino and Revit as well as alot of Photoshop/Illustrator, just as a hint as to why it gets so overheated.
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Unlike the 2011 the 2012 does not have this problem. You can replace it with a 2012 macbook pro unibody logic board. The only problem is that connector socket for the display in the 2012 is a bit smaller. You can fix this by timing the sides off the connector avoiding the gold. I did this repair and I am currently using my 2011/2012 15” macbook pro with 16gb or ram and a 512gb ssd. My MBP runs like a beast.
Ship it to these guys who have a permanent solution for this problem. here is the link https://www.computerstar.ca/macbookpro-e...