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Can I take EMC 2242's motherboard and put it in EMC 2121?

I saved a motherboard-blown black Macbook EMC 2121 without HD from the garbage heap recently and followed a guide on iFixit to open it and and removed the dead motherboard. Pretty straight forward. I have a Macbook EMC 2242 which cannot draw power from battery and has a dim screen, and I was wondering if it's motherboard would be compatible with the 2121 before I open it up and try the swap. Can't seem to find a website that would allow me to cross reference the two machines.

Also, if this is possible and I move my hard drive and motherboard over will my Applications still be operational?


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Thanks for the email. Both machines are the the same A1181 so you have a very good shot at this working. Both machine have an Intel processor so all your applications should run just fine. Do not use the system disk from the older machine.

Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Black) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2006 - MA701LL/A - MacBook2,1 - A1181 - 2121

Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (Black-08) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2008 - MB404LL/A - MacBook4,1 - A1181 - 2242

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