Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Is a LogicBoard Upgrade possible

Now using a beautiful black A1181 2GHz Core Duo MacBook. Like to know if a 2GHz or better Core 2 Duo Logic Board (A1278) can be built in instead of the original one. Thanks

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Its not a direct fit, Other items in the Macbook need to plug into the logic board, such as the fan, inverter cable, these have different connections between the 2 Models. Generally not worth the money unless parts are super cheap or free. for the price of the logic board, fans, cables, etc. you could probably find a whole used Macbook.

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Didn't realize A1278 was for a unibody macbook - will not work at all.


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As Matthewfrey said well, they are unfortunately incompatible. Actually, there isn't a single connector on the board that is compatible, so you would be rebuilding an A1178 machine from parts (which is so much more expensive than just purchasing a complete machine).


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