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2011 13in MacBook Pro with Mid-2012 Motherboard, Wifi/BT Upgrades:
Bill D. sent notes on his Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro Upgrade to a Mid-2012 via Motherboard and Wifi/BT card swap. He'd bought the used 2011 MBP with known problems and lists the 3 parts he bought for the swap/upgrade - Mid-2012 MBP 2.9GHz i7 motherboard, matching heat sink and WiFi-Bluetooth card, all from eBay. He also comments on upgrading to 16GB ram, 600GB SSD and Blu-ray (R/W) optical drive.

(This 13" MBP doesn't have a discrete GPU, so isn't included in Apple's MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video problems.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    July 31st, 2015 News Archive
  • Nvidia Graphics Driver 346.02.02f03 for OS X 10.10.4 (fixing Safari quit problem)
  • 2010 Mac Pro W3690 3.46GHz 6-core CPU Upgrade (and notes on RAM limits)
  • Safari Problems with Nvidia 346.02.02f02 driver for OS X 10.10.4
  • OWC Radio: Steve Eisen talks Power Mac G4, Documentaries, More
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY for Mac and Linux
  • Rumor on Apple unveiling next Apple TV version in September
  • Apple How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    - How to Refine your Apple Music suggestions
    - Availability of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, and iTunes Match
    - If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn't open as expected

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