Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7

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Can I Put A 2009 iMac Logic Board Into 2010 Body?

I bought a used iMac for parts off of Craigslist. I replaced the PSU and it's still not running. The Genius's claim it's the logic board and unfortunately eBay isn't turning up ANY results for 2010 logic boards.

However, there is a Late 2009 i5 logic board:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/661-5428-Logic-B...

Would I be able to swap out the one I have (which I believe is a 3.2GHZ i3) with this one? They have the same model number attached (A1312)...it would save me a ton of money rather than going through a service shop and spending upwards of a thousand dollars.

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With the models being the same and both boards being "i" processors rather than a Core 2 Duo, I would say your odds are very good. For a better answer, I would contact www.welovemacs.com and ask them if this board - http://www.welovemacs.com/6615428.html - will work in your machine. PS give them the last four figures of your serial number when asking.

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Good thinking, sir. Sneaky!

I am waiting on a response.

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Don't feel bad about wasting some of their time, they've burned me three times sending me used parts when new ones were ordered that I've about finished with them. I just wish iFixit would get Apple Authorized so they could sell new parts along with the used ones. Some things just require new parts over used.

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It would be amazing if iFixit was AA.

I'm a little bummed that the power supply I bought here wasn't the solution, kind of a waste of 150 bucks ($180 shipped since I overnighted it).

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I think it would boost their business tremendously.

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