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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A1180 vs A1181 interchangability

Question, is the Macbook a1181 an updated version of the a1180? I have a a1180 with a broken screen and a a1181 with a bad keyboard these guys aren't interchangeable are they?


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So are the upper cases interchangeable? Can I used the earlier one on a later unit?


They look the same from the outside. Some of the functions on the top row of keys are in different locations.

I think I'll try it. How hard could it be?


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Well actually I'm not sure about the interchangeability. But it's easy to verify. Replace the entire upper case following this guide.

MacBook Core 2 Duo Upper Case Replacement

Note that it will also replace your trackpad. If everything connect well and if the screw goes at the same place, the rest should be working

Or try to replace the entire display assembly.

MacBook Core 2 Duo Display Replacement

But the display includes the airport antenna and the inverter, so you'll have to check if they work

MacBook Core 2 Duo Upper Case Image


MacBook Core 2 Duo Upper Case Replacement



45 minutes - 2 hours

MacBook Core 2 Duo Display Image


MacBook Core 2 Duo Display Replacement



1 - 2 hours

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