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#51 2016-07-15 10:01:57

lilithfaen
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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

This made my day, and now I can't stop thinking about it. You people are awesome. big_smile do you know any other place for logic boards besides ebay?

I was looking at the unibody Macbook from late 2008, there isn't an alternative logic board to fit in, is there? The MacBook Pros from that time have a differents shape.

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#52 2016-07-15 12:51:42

it0uchpods
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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

@lilithfaen
No, sorry. Only the A1181 models had multiple generation of Mac logic boards similar enough to do this.

I got mine for about $70USD on eBay. Everything else, I left the same. (no superdrive needed, I have a USB one.)

Good luck.

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#53 2016-07-16 21:42:47

lilithfaen
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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

it0uchpods wrote:

@lilithfaen
No, sorry. Only the A1181 models had multiple generation of Mac logic boards similar enough to do this.

I got mine for about $70USD on eBay. Everything else, I left the same. (no superdrive needed, I have a USB one.)

Good luck.

Thanks! I'll get a newer logic board too, then. You found the same seller who doesn't provide a heatsink? If so, where to look for one? The VAT is going to be horrible too.
Man, the 2008 aluminium MacBook is so sleek though. I really wish there were some mods for it. I don't own one, but would like to have it to play along with my white MacBook. Really surprised it lasted so long.

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#54 2016-07-16 21:48:36

lilithfaen
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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

LCGuy wrote:

I believe that the problem that has been plauging me this whole time has been the HDD cable, which is slightly torn, and I suspect is shorting. With the HDD cable removed (the SSD is in the optical bay with a Data Doubler) the machine boots and runs perfectly. I used it on my lap for a couple of hours last night, and took it on its first outing today, and its performed flawlessly.

Only took me 18 months to figure that one out. smile

Hi! Did you now check with the first logic board as well? smile maybe that one worked well, too.

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#55 2016-07-17 00:34:47

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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

I actually put the original board in the donor MacBook that I purchased for the second logic board...for the past 18 months its actually been perfectly reliable.

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#56 2016-07-17 14:22:00

it0uchpods
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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

@lilithfaen
Whoops, I did have to purchase a heatsink as well. My board did not come with one.

The one I purchased was about 20USD, but it's worth it.
There is a listing with one that is missing 2 of the metal mounting things. Make sure you purchased one with all 4!

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#57 2016-12-08 23:46:51

it0uchpods
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Re: HOWTO: Bring your 2007/2008 BlackBook into the Mavericks/Yosemite age

My Machine is still working to this date, but, sadly it is now in very poor condition, the bezels all scratched, there are scuffs, and I broke the keyboard cover!!! sad

I plan to buy a parts early 08 machine, and transplant my board into there! I also acquired a second Early 09 board with the same 2GHz C2D, and 9400M, so I'll keep the old one up and running! It only need a new palmrest cable, as I ripped mine during recent Wifi Card replacement (for Sierra). sad

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