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Logic board compatibility btw the A1046 and the A1095

I have a PB G4 FW80015" 1.25 with a dead logic board. Is it possible to build in a logic board from the next generation which was 1.33 and 1.5?

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Here are the modifications necessary:

  • The logic board, of course!
  • The right USB board has a different part number printed on it, but is physically identical. I can't comment on whether the other machine will accept the new one, though.
  • The RJ-11 board has a slightly different connector
  • The modem is different entirely
  • The airport card cage has different cutouts, but is compatible
  • The modem cable is different entirely
  • The airport extreme cable has a different part number printed on it, but is physically identical. I can't comment on whether the other machine will accept the new one, though.

As far as cross-version upgrades, this seems to be one of the easier to perform. Please keep us posted!

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It's an incredibly difficult repair/installation, but I do not believe the logic boards are compatible, the newer generation used a newer logic board I believe.

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It IS a pretty difficult operation, but have worked quite a bit on the 12" models. They're packed pretty tightly as well.

The later 15" model seems very similar, and the logic boards seem to be easier to get where I am now, but not sure if all connections etc would be the same. Mactracker describes the 1.33 and 1.5 as 'largely speed bumps of existing product lines'.

Would appreciate any input.

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