: Can two broken MacBooks = One good one ???


krs
Aug 27th, 2017, 09:23 PM
I have two 13 inch MacBook Pros which I'm wodering if I can combine them to make one "good" one.

Trouble is that one is an early 2011 and the other a late 2011, so it really depends on the internal changes between the two.

The early 2011 has a cracked screen and a keyboard with a couple of defective keys, a quirky trackpad and a battery that is toast but otherwise works perferctly. Processor is a 2.3 GHz i5

The late 2011 had coffee spilled on it so at least the mother board is probably toast - don't know yet about the keyboard.
But otherwise that Mac ran perfectly, processor there is a 2.4GHz i5.
The battery on that one is almost new, so is the trackpad and the keyboard.

So the choice is to either put the early 2011 motherboard into the late 2011. assuming it fits and is the same other than the processor, or
Take the display and keyboard/trackpad (assuming it's OK) from the late 2011 and replace these defective items on the early 2011.

Anyone know if I can trade these parts between the early and late 2011 Macs and if so - which would be the better/easier way to go.
I assum the battery is the same on both.

TiltAgain
Aug 28th, 2017, 03:18 AM
Frankenbook eh! :) Sounds interesting. Do keep us posted if you find a way to make this happen.

Cheers

krs
Aug 30th, 2017, 03:54 PM
Well, tere won't be a FrankenMacBook pro this time since I managed to get the late 2011 with coffee spilled all over it working again.

I put the Mac into rice for 36 hours to suck out whatever moisture was in it.
Then I opened it up and cleaned all the coffee tains on the motherboard and everywhere else with a Q-tip and alcohol.
Took an hour and a half.
I let the alcohol evaporate, put it back together and so far it seems to work perfectly again.

One question - I think i read somewhere that if one spills liquid on a MacBook Pro the best thing to do right way is to tilt the unit 90 degrees so the liquid flows out - but is there a specific direction to tilt it?
What part of the MacBook should be at the bottom?
I would guess bottom right - away from the motherboard and the power button.

TiltAgain
Aug 31st, 2017, 01:30 AM
Well, tere won't be a FrankenMacBook pro this time since I managed to get the late 2011 with coffee spilled all over it working again.*SNIP*

Congrats :)

Cheers