Transplanting motherboard on a Macbook

Discussion in 'Apple' started by JF Mezei, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    Transplanted a Macbook (2006 intel A1181 model) from one unit with
    broken screen to one with broken motherboard. (for a friend)

    It seems to work. However, the system serial number is blank, and it
    doesn't fully recognise the battery. Battery works, but it has 0 serial
    number and the laptop doesn't know its charge level.

    (It is running Leopard). Snow Leopard cannot be installed on it.

    Is there some small gizmo hidden under the optical drive which has some
    serial number and when the system finds its own system serial number
    doesn't match that of the gizmo, it becomes "null" ?

    (I didn't dismantle the optical drive).


    Or could this simply be a matter of resetting PRAM ? Anyone else seen
    this before ?
     
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  2. Am 11.06.12 09:46, schrieb JF Mezei:

    > Or could this simply be a matter of resetting PRAM ? Anyone else seen
    > this before ?


    ASPs have a small software tools which wrot the (old) serial number into
    the new logicboard... Thats the only one way

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