MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2012 Upgrade Package

The Upgrade

So many customers contact us with 2011 15-inch MacBook Pros with graphics related issues that we wanted to develop a long-term solution to the issue. That solution is to replace select parts in the 2011 model with their 2012 equivalents to essentially convert the ailing Early and Mid 2011 15-inch MacBook Pros into the defect-free Mid 2012 model. In our Mid 2012 upgrade package, we replace the logic board, RAM, and AirPort card.


The biggest advantage of the upgrade is that the Mid 2012 logic board is free of the graphics defect that plagued the previous models. In addition to freedom from GPU failure, our 2012 upgrade package provides an upgrade to USB, RAM, and Bluetooth.

2011 Model 2012 Model Upgrade Benefits
USB 2.0 3.0
  • 10x speed increase
Bluetooth 2.1 4.0
  • Range increase
  • Support for additional features such as Apple Handoff
Memory 1333 MHz 1600 MHz
  • Faster system operation
  • Improved multitasking

Options & Pricing

The three  Mid 2012 logic board options are summarized, along with their SKUs, in the table below. 

5521-U00 5522-U00 5523-U00
CPU 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-3615QM) 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-3720QM) 2.7 GHz Core i7 (I7-3820QM)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (512 MB)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1 GB)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1 GB)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

Although we offer  three PC3L-12800 RAM capacity options for purchase on our website, we only recommend either the 8GB or 16GB options in order to ensure reliable performance in modern conditions. Due to the number of options, contact one of our repair specialists for pricing.

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