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Upgrade MacBook Air A1466 i5 2013 logic board with a newer one 2015

Hello there I need some help please.

I have a MacBook Air 13'' i5 2013 (A1466) with 4 GB (820-3437-B logic bd) and is non functional from water damage.

I bought a used logic board 820-00165-A i5 4 GB in perfect shape here in Germany and the shop that sold it in the listing said it fits 2013-2014 13'' MacBook Airs and I googled about the board and found out its a 2015 model.

So I put the new logic board in as well as a new DC-in board and for the first time I saw the fan spinning and the screen working but with a low battery logo.

The MagSafe is plugged without a green light, when I try to power on the fan spins and the screen shows an empty battery with a thunderbolt symbol and then the screen goes off!

My questions are:

  • Is this board compatible with my machine?
  • Is my battery dead because it was sitting for maybe a year or two and that whats causing the problem?
  • Why no green light?

Also the battery was empty so a power boost it so I got around 7.13 volts.

Any help would be great. Thank you

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Best bet is to go to powerBook Medic, click on the board you got and check its compatibility here:

I really doubt that it's going to work. But give it some time to fully charge up.

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Thank you for your reply. Does it charge though?No green light in the mag



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Solved!Totally compatible! The main problem was that the I/o flex cable was coroded in one of the pins due to water spill so that caused no green light/no light at all and even though it worked and i tried a online restore when the mba restarted for os instalation it showed empty battery.I did power up with battery disconnected but to complete recovery a working battery (not dead like mine) is needed.Replaced the battery and I/o flex cable and success! Thank you for trying to help.

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Hi, i'm not sure but it might be that the battery is not compatible even though the connectors fit. and MBA's do not work well without a battery.

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