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So a coworker of mine broke her macbook, and thought it was too much to fix it, so she said I could have whatever I could salvage out of it. This was great news to me, as I wanted to upgrade the cpu in my Vostro, and the macbook had a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo in it. So I spend about 30 minutes opening this thing up to get to the cpu (Macs are a pain when it comes to taking them apart) only to find out that Apple soldered the cpu to the board. WHO DOES THAT? That is completely ridiculous. So, needless to say, I'm a little upset, but it was a learning experience that I thought I would share with my fellow OCN'ers.
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Thanks for sharing. Add pics would be nice. I never see what a laptop looks like when it's apart.
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Thanks for sharing. Add pics would be nice. I never see what a laptop looks like when it's apart.
would have been a good idea to take pics, but i threw the parts out when I was done being mad at it. Next time I guess.
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Err why wouldn't she just RMA it?
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She didnt RMA because she spilt coffee all over it. Thus making in un-RMA'able.

One another note. I grabbed to mobo and CPU out of the trash. I will take pictures later and add them to my first post tonight.
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So a coworker of mine broke her macbook, and thought it was too much to fix it, so she said I could have whatever I could salvage out of it. This was great news to me, as I wanted to upgrade the cpu in my Vostro, and the macbook had a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo in it. So I spend about 30 minutes opening this thing up to get to the cpu (Macs are a pain when it comes to taking them apart) only to find out that Apple soldered the cpu to the board. WHO DOES THAT? That is completely ridiculous. So, needless to say, I'm a little upset, but it was a learning experience that I thought I would share with my fellow OCN'ers.
Most laptops I've ever seen are like that. Mostly Intel CPU's are soldered though
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There's only a few laptops out there that use standard desktop CPU's that I believe have a socket. There's a laptop on newegg with a Q6600, and have seen other laptops with e6xxx CPU's.
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that is odd. i've seen a couple with removeable cpu's, rather than soldiered. Well being a macbook, apple are most likely protecting parts that can be salvaged etc. Just like their OSX OS, cant run that on a non apple machine, at least i dont think you can?
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Most entry/some mainstream laptops are soldered on since its both cheaper to do and its more compact. Very few mainstream but most high end laptops have a socket where you can just take out the old chip and swap with a new one or something like you can with a desktop.

I have opened up Alienwares before and they had the same sockets as desktop PCs.
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that is odd. i've seen a couple with removeable cpu's, rather than soldiered. Well being a macbook, apple are most likely protecting parts that can be salvaged etc. Just like their OSX OS, cant run that on a non apple machine, at least i dont think you can?
It can, but it requires a lot of tweaking. Iatkos comes to mind . I still need to post pics though. @ the other guys. Most laptops have removable CPUs...atleast the ones I've run into. That's why this was strange to me.
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