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MacPro 2010 north-bridge chip question

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macoman    1,997

Does anyone know where I can find replacement for the northbridge chip on the MacPro 2010 and also a tutorial in how to replace it?

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Brandon H    3,019

according to ifixit it looks like you can replace the heatsink on your own but it doesn't look like you can replace the chip as it looks like it may be soldered down

 

https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Mac_Pro_2009-2012

 

you might not be able to avoid having to take it to an official apple repair shop unless someone can find better information

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macoman    1,997

Thank you for the link, will check it out.

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RottGutt    84

Unfortunately, the 2010 Mac Pro has been marked Vintage/Obsolete by Apple years ago. This means Apple, nor ASPs like where I used to work, cannot get parts for it anymore. Apparently they have a warranty clause in the state of California, but it's kinda unlikely it would benefit you since your Mac Pro is 9 years old. Your best bet would be to find a used logic board on eBay! or somewhere else. Unfortunately again, buying parts that way can be a bit like Russian roulette. Hopefully you can get a part that works.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624

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adrynalyne    12,105
1 hour ago, Brandon H said:

according to ifixit it looks like you can replace the heatsink on your own but it doesn't look like you can replace the chip as it looks like it may be soldered down

 

https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Mac_Pro_2009-2012

 

you might not be able to avoid having to take it to an official apple repair shop unless someone can find better information

I suppose he could always remove the solder and replace it if he had the technical know how. I know I don’t. 

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Brandon H    3,019
6 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

I suppose he could always remove the solder and replace it if he had the technical know how. I know I don’t. 

if he can find a replacement chip anywhere; knowing apple it was probably a proprietary chip not offered outside of the manufacturing plants ...

 

can't say I have the know how to do that either myself though; though I suppose if the board is already non-functional due to the chip being dead then it couldn't hurt anything more trying. If it doesn't work it's just back to what @RottGutt said above.

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adrynalyne    12,105
2 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

if he can find a replacement chip anywhere; knowing apple it was probably a proprietary chip not offered outside of the manufacturing plants ...

Oh for sure. 

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goretsky    1,049

Hello,


The Rossman Group in New York does board-level component replacements.  You might want to try contacting them.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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