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Replacing MacBook Logic Board - Serial Number

I have a Late 2006 MacBook with the Model Number A1181. I am going to be replacing the logic board and I was wondering if I need to worry about the serial number. If I do, can I write the serial number myself or should I take it to Apple? I read that if you take the computer to them, they can write the original serial number.

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Yes, Apple does have software that can write or change a serial number. But the logic board you are installing most likely already has a serial number unless it's a brand new one that never been used and those usually only come from Apple.

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If I take it to them, will they overwrite the old serial number with the serial number of my computer?


The problem you may have with Apple is that most will no longer work on machines dated from 2011 and back. Steve Jobs isn't running things anymore and it's become a corporate greedy entity. But as this is just a service they may do it for you but you'll need to take the old logic board and a receipt for the new one. It helps if you take an attractive female with you. Or, like Al Capone said, "You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."


Thanks. I'm going to replace the logic board soon. If the logic board is blank, I found a couple of programs that can write a serial number to a blank board. If I need to take it to Apple, should I tell them I replaced the logic board? If not, what should I tell them?


Tell them the truth. Back it up with receipts.


I don't have a receipt but apparently they have record of it. I figured that it was best to tell them the truth. Thanks for all your help! I'm going to go ahead and order the logic board soon.


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