The logic board, also known as the motherboard, is the main circuit board of a MacBook that connects and controls all the internal components, including the processor, graphics chip, and even the memory and storage for newer models. If the logic board is damaged or malfunctions, the entire MacBook may stop working or experience issues such as startup problems, frequent crashes, or hardware failures.
In some cases, a damaged logic board can be repaired by our technician. This may involve diagnosing and fixing specific issues, such as replacing a faulty component or repairing a damaged trace. Repairing the logic board can be a more cost-effective solution compared to replacing the entire board, as it involves only fixing the specific problem rather than replacing the entire part.
The advantage of repairing the logic board is that, in most cases, it allows you to retain your data and upgraded components such as CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, etc. that you may have upgraded when you purchase it.
Replacing the logic board involves removing the existing board and installing another one. This may be necessary if the existing board is severely damaged. However, replacing the logic board can be an expensive repair, as the cost of a logic board can be significant for some models.
When deciding whether to repair or replace a MacBook’s logic board, it is important to weigh the costs and benefits of each option. Repairing the board can be a more cost-effective solution, but it may not be possible if the damage is too severe. In such cases, replacing the logic board may be the only viable option.
If you are experiencing issues with your MacBook’s logic board, it is recommended to seek professional repair services. You can bring your MacBook to our office located in Mong Kok for a free inspection. Our technicians will assess the damage and recommend the best course of action, whether that is repairing the existing board or replacing it with another one.