All mr memory recommended upgrades are 100% compatible with your apple. Ive saved about twenty 2011 15 mbp using this gem, its also free. The inch macbook pro is the most affordable of apples highend laptops. How i turned my obsolete early 2011 macbook pro into a.
The upgrades include an increase to 8 gb of ram, as well as replacing the. The macbook pro 15inch, early 2011, macbook pro 15inch, late 2011, macbook pro 17inch, early 2011 and macbook pro 17inch, late 2011 and the macbook pro retina, 15inch, mid 2012 and. Where to buy a macbook pro with a payment plan reddit. From a request on my previous video, here is an indepth tutorial to change a late 2011 md3 macbook pro motherboard into a mid 2012. That 2011 is a good little machine, is repairable unlike the newer machines, and with some upgrades should last you for several more years. Im sure you can get a lot of extra speed with a ssd but why spend the money when you can improve the speed for fraction of the cost. May 09, 2015 this is just a basic overview of a couple upgrades i have done to my early 2011 15 macbook pro i recently acquired. Sep 11, 2017 for today i will be showing you that i have officially upgraded the ram inside my macbook pro. Iirc the two highertier early 2011, late 2011, and mid 2012 unibody 15inch and 2011 17inch models support 32gb theoretically. Hello, i have an early 2011 macbook pro see attached screenshot that has been acting very slow lately, even after a clean installation of the operating system.
Macbook problems, product recalls and repair programs. I have 16gb of ram in it and a 1tb ssd and those upgrades have helped significantly in extending its life but im just unsure which. Experts in apple macbook pro 2011 first released compatible upgrades. This installed snow leopard and software updates have taken it to 10. I have a 2011 macbook pro with a video issue that happened that apple had a recall on. The first part of the process involves prepping the software side of the mac by. I have an early 2011 15inch mbp that i got as a donation last year because the gpu was fried and the previous owner had already purchased a new machine before i had a chance to advice them that there was a recall that would have their gpu repaired for free. Buy memory ram upgrades for your apple macbook pro inch, late 2011 2.
Early2011 15 macbook pro upgrades overview 5915 youtube. I am in no way a mac expert but did some research online and the 2 easiest ways to fix the issue seems to be. Macbook pro 15 early 2011 gpu replacement 8202915 youtube. Was working perfectly except that the fan goes on a bit more than average until this morning it starts to load, the load line gets about half way then it shuts off. The unibody revision also introduced some features that were never before seen on an apple laptop.
Apple says 2011 macbook pro no longer eligible for video issues. Crossing my fingers this one lasts until i get motivated to upgrade. The new macbook pro has a newer and more efficient processor, in addition to 4lane pcie solid state storage which is twice as fast as the previous 2lane storage, and if you currently have an old hard drive in your 2011 then the new solid state storage is possibly over 15x faster than your hard drive. Keyboard service program for macbook, macbook air, and macbook pro may 21, 2019. I recently had to reinstall the original os from the discs that came with my macbook pro.
We support your apple macbook pro inch, early 2011 memory purchase long after the sale. Macbook pro early 2011 15in ssd high s apple community. After only a few short days since apple released their new lineup of computers, the owc test lab has completed our benchmarking of upgrades for the new 2011 macbook pro models. You should notice a huge difference in performance and battery life. A82 laptop battery for apple macbook pro a1286 15 inch emc number. In your article you said you installed 16 gb of memory. So my macbook is a 2011 model and i use it for basic day to day things, nothing crazy. Every time that i upgrade the os the system seemed to slow down. Permanent gpu fix 2011 macbook pro,early,late,a1286,a1297,card. Apple initiates repair program for 201120 macbook pros. Smart battery case replacement program for iphone xs, iphone xs max, and iphone xr january 10. The chart on apples website says the max amount in the early 2011 macbook pro is 8 gb. The alternative is to load 16gb and get a ssd and upgrade your current machine. There was a major flaw in the amd radeon gpus included with that model years logic board which seemed to cause gpu failure either due to overheating, internal chip problems, bga solder joints getting broken, or a combination of the above.
Last i recall they were just replacing the logic boards with no real fix, meaning all. Is it wise to upgrade a 5year macbook pro to catalina. Benchmark results for the macbook pro inch early 2011 with an intel core i52415m processor can be found below. Differences between early 2011 and late 2011 macbook pro. Permanent gpu fix 2011 macbook pro,early,late,a1286,a1297. After removing the resistor, be very careful when upgrading the os or. If your apple macbook pro inch, early 2011 memory upgrade fails at anytimewe will ship a replacement same day. Duplicate 2gb folder compress 6gb folder uncompress 6gb folder.
The macbook pro s geekbench score of 6,446 is a 35 percent increase over the previous model 4,164, and more than double the inch macbook air, whose 1. If you have an early and late 2011 15 macbook pro a1286 or early and late 2011 17 macbook pro a1297 what repair options are avaliable for gpu trouble. According to dosdude, the macos catalina patcher will work to install macos catalina on the following list of otherwise unsupported macs. How to upgrade my macbook pro early 2011 to mountain lion. Macbook pro inch early 2011 unibody owcs stepbystep video of how to install memory, the owc data doubler, hard drive, and battery in the apple macbook pro inch early 2011 unibody with model id. Turn your dead macbook pro into a working unit today. How to install hardware upgrades in the macbook pro inch.
I had the problem of the random squares, getting progressively worse, etc etc. Apple says 16gb is the max, but i think much of that material was created. Apple macbook pro 2011 first released compatible memory ram. The deadline to get the issue fixed for free was dec 31 2016. Early 2011 macbook pros are dropping like flies, heat issues. Macbook pro loads halfway, then shuts down this is a late 2011 macbook pro, with fairly new motherboard and ssd drive. For whatever reason there seem to be issues with worn ribbon connector cables where they may work ok with hard drives but work marginally or not at all with ssds. The macbook pro 15 early 2011 unibodys case is composed of a single block of aluminum, following the same process of the macbook unibody and the macbook pro 17 unibody repair. Apple threeprong ac wall plug adapter recall program april 25, 2019.
Hi all, im hoping to get some more insight about my macbook pro problems. May 20, 2017 apple says the following models are no longer eligible for its macbook pro repair extension program for video issues. Hey i added 16 gigs to my early 2011 macbook pro and did it everincreasing performance. I ended up replacingupgrading the motherboard to a used mid 2012 2. Does it make sense to repair a 15 inch early 2011 macbook pro experiencing gpu failure. Geekbench 5 scores are calibrated against a baseline score of which is the score of an intel core i38100. I was warned not to buy any macbook older than 5 years, so i got a. Is it worth repairing the graphics cardlogic board. Only using quadcore cpus on the 15 and 17inch models, and offering an optional thunderbolt display that can act as a modern. Upgrade the ram and storage of nearly any apple computer at. Its a model a1286 which goes back to the late 2008 15 unibody. Jan 17, 2014 according to an enormous, 157page thread on the apple support communities, a number of early 2011 macbook pro owners began having problems with the amd discrete graphics cards inside their laptops. The only thing that concerns me is the thunderbolt port.
Hope you enjoyed and dont forget to comment your thoughts down below. Apple will continue to repair mid 2012 or early 20 models, free of charge. For example, the processor specs suggest 32gb over two slots is possible, but im not sure if the logic board would pose a limit or not. The 2011 macbook pro has, for almost a decade, been the exception to that rule. Apple says 2011 macbook pro no longer eligible for video. Apple macbook pro inch, early 2011 memory upgrades. Apple replaced the motherboard around 2015 and that worked until it didnt. The new sandy bridge processor integrates graphics into the same piece of silicon as the processor, resulting in greater power efficiency and speed.
We also provide refurbished macs, external storage, docks, accessories, and more. However it refuses to upgrade to lion, mountain lion or mavericks. Macbook pro loads halfway, then shuts do apple community. In the last two months, apple has refreshed the inch macbook air, the inch macbook pro, and the 12. Fixing a 2011 macbook pro booting to a grey screen amd.
The data on this chart is gathered from usersubmitted geekbench 5 results from the geekbench browser. How to upgrade a mac pro cylinder20 officially, apple only allows us to upgrade the ram and ssd on the cylindrical mac pro and these are both relatively easy to do. Early 2011 and macbook pro 17inch, late 2011 and the macbook pro. How to upgrade my macbook pro early 2011 apple community.
The following macbook pro models remain eligible, so long as they were. During the recall period i had the logic board replaced twice. Apple macbook pro compatible memory ram ssd upgrades. Nov 17, 2011 the early 2011 macbook pro is honestly apples best effort to date. I was not notified of the recall at all and of course the issue occurred after the offer was expired for me. Does it make sense to repair a 15 inch early 2011 macbook pro. Upgrading the late 2011 macbook pro to 16 gb of ram.1114 371 1197 696 249 386 930 58 137 159 1260 717 143 1187 104 971 967 741 446 1255 1303 1222 1136 1585 1041 1354 452 364 611 1161 765 1367 550