Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Where do you connect the PRAM battery on this board?

I'm installing a Mid 2009 2,13 GHZ Penryn board Apple #661-5242 . Where does the PRAM battery sit in the case and more importantly where does the cable end of it connect to the logicboard. I've tried to follow your repair guide for MacBook core 2 duo on-line, but it doesn't show where on this type of board that the PRAM cable connects to.

I'm wondering if there is a PRAM connection to this board at all, if not is it the non-replaceable type embedded into the board already.

Can anyone help? It would be appreciated.


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Here's the battery: MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn PRAM Battery

Here's how to install it: MacBook Core 2 Duo PRAM Battery Replacement

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Wow! quick response, thank you Mayer, ok I see that the PRAM battery sits on the case underneath the optical drive between the bluetooth mod board and the subwoofer board in the "Alternate Layout Santa Rosa /Penryn" pic but where does the corded end connect to the logicboard on a mid 2009 unit.

Installing MacBook Core 2 Duo Right Speaker link does not show where the PRAM)is connected to the board and that's what I want to know?


See step #36. It connects on the bottom of the logic board. MacBook Core 2 Duo PRAM Battery Replacement


Mayer, the back of my board is not the same as pictured in the above link (1) There is no PRAM cutout on the back of my board, where it is attached (2) There is no Intel chip on the back of my board as per shown in your link. Please see link attached as to what the back of my board looks like.


This is a mid 2009 2.13GHZ MacBook A1181 board.

Thanks, please help where is the PRAM battery attached to, on my board.


Thanks for the responses, however I have found the answer on my own to my original question on the connection to the board for the PRAM battery on a mid 2009 2.13GHZ A1181 MacBook. The answer I found in a previous question posted on your site ( Are MacBook parts interchangable?) and was answered Mar 9th by Ben Eisenman. The link to that page is Are MacBook parts interchangable?

Basically in the mid 2009 MacBook A1181 version the PRAM was eliminated and Bluetooth was upgraded to 2.1

Thank you


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