Can I upgrade my iBook motherboard?

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  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    Can I put a 1.33 GHz mother board in a iBook G4 that originally had 1064 MHz
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If it's a iBook G4 you already have, I don't need why not.
     
  3. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just want to do it for kicks. i have a lot of 12 iBooks. some have cracked screens, crashed hd's etc...
     
  4. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Post pictures! Or at least keep us up with your progress! :apple:
     
  5. kabunaru Guest

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    Is it possible to put a 12" 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 motherboard into an iBook?
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes it's a possible, but it's probably not doable.

    You have better chances building your own F1 engine.
     
  7. vniow macrumors G4

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    Possible, but its not going to be easy. The 1.33s use several different components than the 1.07s. You will have to transport over the internal AP/BT card, the antennae which connect to it which go into the display unit, possibly the top case if the trackpad cables are different...would end up being a real pain in the arse. If you have one with a cracked screen you're better off transplanting a good LCD into it than trying to swap out the logics.
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    No. Completely different internal components.
     

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