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I would agree with the other guys on this. I am an ACMT as well and had to replace multiple logic boards from the Apple Repair Extension program related to the graphics. You can go the re-balling route if you want. Haven't pursued or recommended that to anyone so I will trust them with that. Personally, when I comes to the age of the machine I usually recommend not blowing any more money on it and move on. Especially for this particular model of notebook.

Agreed. My Macbook Pro Early 2008 just turned vintage which makes me a bit sad, but that goes to show you its age: 5 years. A new machine you get more power, warranty, and piece of mind.
 
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I agree with you whole heart-idly. I would even go to say if you want to save a few bucks check out the refurb section they have right on the website. Basically the same as buying new. Tried looking for a refurb before getting a new mini for work here. thumb.gif

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals
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You also get apple care on those bad boys so it is worth a look.
 
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I didn't read the whole thread, but when I reflow those boards I always recommend the user installs smcfancontrol and run the fans at 3500 RPM minimum.
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