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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Logic Board Temp Sensor

I have the Macbook 5, 2 and I am replacing the Logic board due to a spill.

I followed the guide and I was suscessful in removing the board however, I noticed a slot that is titled J5520 / Fan, that does not have a conector to it.

The pictures in the guide do not show my version of the macbook.

Is this slot suppose to be empty on my macbook?

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On the early 2008 2.4GHz Penryn models there is an "empty slot" marked J5520 that sits right below the temp sensor header and right above one of the heatsink mounts. It has 2 rows of 18 pads (total of 36). On the 2.0GHz A1181 Core Duo that same "empty slot" is present, but resides on a different part of the board and is marked J6000, with the same number of empty pads. I hope this helps contribute to an answer for your question.

A picture would help establish if it is the same as the ones I speak about or help see if it was intentionally left empty.

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Just discovered the same while replacing my optical drive and fan.

On my MacBook 5,2 A1181, which is an "early 2009" 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo, the connector J5520 is not used. No surprise by all the Apple variants. My MacBook also "should" have had a PATA optical drive but to my surprise (and annoyance) it had a SATA optical drive.

I'd bet if you wanted to do a custom job you could plug another temp sensor there but no reason to really.

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