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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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?

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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."

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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?

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Tell them the truth. Back it up with receipts.

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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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