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Use MacBook Pro 15" (or 13") case to install another laptop in it

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Hello,
I have a lot of old Apple stuff around the house and I was wondering if I could use a case of MacBook Pro 15 (I also have a 13) and transfer all the hardware of another laptop (I could keep the screen, keyboard and trackpad) or simply replace those with the other laptop parts.
I want to do this because the case of MacBook Pro still looks better than any other laptop I've seen... it's hard to make things simple.
Anyway, I haven't seen any post regarding this, and I'm wondering if someone has done it (and what laptop did they use to replace).

Thank you!
 

P1LGRIM

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Can't be done - Nothing else will fit.
 
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Wow, that was fast and definitove. Thank you!
How about an older macbook pro? The previous generation that’s wider?

Thanks!
 

P1LGRIM

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MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
How about an older macbook pro?
Nope, the only motherboard that fits in a MacBook is a MacBook motherboard.
Shapes are different.
Airflow is different.
Connections are different.
etc etc.
 
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Thank you!
Well... that puts a dent in my enthusiasm... alas, I shall try it... these new laptops are super slim, maybe I'll find one that'll fit right in.
 
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