Early 2006 MB logic board is dead, replacement/repair advice needed PLEASE!

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  1. dontlosetouch macrumors member

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    As stated in the advice thread as well

    Got a 1.83ghz MB from early 2006 thats logic board has died and out of warranty etc. Part number for MB is MA254B/A

    I've tried looking on eBay but boards like this one won't work will they? http://wap.ebay.co.uk/Pages/ViewItem.aspx?emvAD=320x356&aid=260733888405&emvcc=0

    If it carries on like this where's the best place in the UK that I can get it repaired for an affordable price?

    Ta
     
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    That board should work fine, as it is for the same model family, you would just end up with a faster CPU.
     
  4. dontlosetouch thread starter macrumors member

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    Well where can I get a board that'll work with it? Can't afford to be splashing out £800 for a new one
     
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    That board will fit fine in your MacBook and will be a useful upgrade.

    Energystar boards use a slightly different battery to logicboard connector to the one you have at the moment. You should be able to find one for £5-10 or so on eBay. The only other thing to check is whether the heatsink connectors are the same as your MacBook - the early Core Duos had 2 vertical connectors (also called 4 wall) some of the later Core Duo's had the same heatsink connectors as the Core 2 models (horizontal or 3 wall). You will need a heatsink with horizontal/3 wall connectors for this new board - you may have them already..
     
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    That second link is OK? Excellent.

    With battery connectors I assume most on eBay are fine? Just looking now none of them really say much about energy star/non energy star

    Looking at my heatsink it's all metal so 4 wall I think
     
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    Logicboard is fine - just watch out for possible VAT and Customs clearance when it arrives (!!)

    The battery connector for the energystar is this one http://cgi.ebay.com/MACBOOK-13-BATTERY-CONNECTOR-ENERGY-STAR-820-2290-A-/160452609986?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255bb887c2

    It is the heatsink connectors that are different - this is the heatsink/fan you need - http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MacBook-A1181-HeatSink-Fan-w-4-wall-Connectors-/290502342735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a349f84f The connections to the logicboard are flat - the ones on your heatsink may well be the older vertical style that look like a smaller version of the fan connector - you should be able to see clearly if you enlarge the photo on the listing.

    Other than those 2 parts everything else will be fine. Don't forget the thermal paste on the heatsink !!!
     
  9. dontlosetouch thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm. Looking at that the heatsink and fan might be OK, if they fit the new one they're OK I assume?
     
  10. dontlosetouch thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually it looks like a 4 wall, fan looks fine mind
     
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    Just to really confuse you - that Laptopaid heatsink that is described as 4 wall connector - the photo shows horizontal connections (ie 3 wall) !!!

    You will need horizontal connections for the Core 2 board you are thinking of buying.

    You can check your heatsink connectors easy enough - they will either look like a small version of the fan connector and just prise up from the logicboard the same way the fan does (thats 4 wall vertical) - or else the connectors lie flat with the logicboard and you will have to prise them out with a small screwdriver (3 wall - horizontal)


    The later Core Duo MacBooks (July/August) often are fitted with 3 wall connectors. Earlier ones are all 4 wall.
     
  12. dontlosetouch thread starter macrumors member

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    Mine was bought in October 2006.

    Ta for the help, much appreciated
     
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