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Is there a way to check the serial number of my MacBook motherboard that shipped with my MacBook, with the Macbook's serial number?

Is there a way to check the serial number of my MacBook motherboard that shipped with my MacBook if I have the machine serial number? I'd like to check if a 3rd-party repair shop swapped out my ...
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MacBook Pro (A1990) dead - How to diagnose if battery or mainboard issue?

Hi everyone & thanks for your help in advance! My MacBook Pro (A1990) won‘t start (no reaction at all) after I haven‘t used it for a couple of weeks. Is there any possibility to check via ...
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Google Authenticator after an iphone motherboard replacement [duplicate]

A little while back my iPhone X started having motherboard issues and was unable to be booted up. I was using Google Authenticator to store many accounts, some of which may be impossible to get to ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 suddenly dead and does not turn on

While I was doing a heavy task using my MacBook pro 2019, it got freeze suddenly (the color wheel keeps spinning). Then after 1 or 2 seconds the MacBook Pro suddenly shut down. Now it is not turning ...
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MacBook Pro 13” mid-2012 iSight cable port broken

I accidentally ripped the iSight display port away from the motherboard on my MacBook Pro during a display replacement. I’m fine with working without a camera since the quality is bad anyway. The ...
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MacBook 7,1 randomly shutting down (shutdown cause -102)

I have a MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) and sometimes it randomly shuts down. This only happens when I am doing something very resource intensive (like gaming). After the shutdown I can use my Mac for "...
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Can I test MBA motherboard using only charger and external monitor?

Can I test a Macbook Air (2011-2015) motherboard using only the charger and external monitor?
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Mid 2011 iMac 27'' won't boot - 3 beeps and maxed fans

My iMac GPU failed about a week ago causing the OS to get stuck on a white screen with vertical pinkish stripes. I’ve performed a careful teardown to reflow the GPU. While I was at it I took the ...
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MacOS after change of Motherboard

If I want to change the motherboard of a MacBook with a new one and I install on it the same SSD I had on the previous motherboard that has installed the OS and everything. When I boot the Mac with ...
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MacBook Pro Motherboard Upgrade Compatability

So today, my trusty Early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro had its screen go black with the backlight and keyboard keys on, audio still playing, but unresponsive to keyboard input. This happened twice more ...
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MacBook Pro and air logic boards interchange?

Can I interchange my logic boards from MacBook Pro a1502 to a MacBook Air a 1466?
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Serial number and sound unavailable after taking apart MacBook Air to clean it

I decided to take apart my MBA by myself to clean it up. I know that it is wrong — it was my decision and I knew what to do. I did everything very carefully. After I put everything back my MBA works ...
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What is the correct RAM for a 2010 MacBook Pro?

I bought a 2.4GHz mid 2010 MacBook Pro logicboard on eBay. Upon installing RAM, the computer beeps every five seconds indicating it doesn't detect RAM. I used standard 8500s 1066MHZ RAM with 8 modules ...
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Looking for replacement surface mount component in MacBook Air (A1466) mainboard

After liquid damage my backlight was broken. So I had to change the D68B chip. After the replacement I lost a device. Please see below link for the photo of the diode/resistor/whatever I'm looking ...
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Macbook air won't turn on [closed]

So the apple service nearby told me I have to replace the motherboard. But sometimes my macbook could back normal. Yesterday after being kept in my backpack for hours outside in a sunny day, my laptop ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) - Increasing Battery Life [duplicate]

Hi How to effective Battery charge in MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports). As per my previous experience , i was using MacBook Air and i charge it 100 % and wait till drain then ...
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How do I clean a 13” mid-2012 MacBook Pro motherboard

My brother-in-law spilt coffee on his 13” mid-2012 Macbook Pro just before XMAS. He shutdown the Macbook Pro and a few days later removed the HD. He bought a new Macbook Pro for XMAS and the old HD ...
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What to be careful of when replacing the backlight fuse in a MacBook Air

I blew my MacBook air's backlight fuse. I saw some videos on YouTube explaining how to remove blown fuse with a soldering iron, and soldering a new one back on. However, these videos don't mention ...
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How to test for a short to ground on a Macbook Air motherboard?

I have an A1369 Macbook Air (mid 2011 13 inch model). It appears that the backlight fuse is blown. I have some hypotheses as to why that happened, but before pluging a new fuse back in, I would like ...
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How to restore motherboard firmware on an unresponsive MBP mid-2009?

My EFI was version 1.7 and I downgraded it to 1.6 by following the instructions in the answer given on How to downgrade EFI firmware back to version 1.6. (I made it to the end of step 4 and heard the "...
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Mac Pro early2008 El Cap. LOGIC BOARD compatibility w/ later models

I just found this site today and it looks sweet! I believe I need to replace the logic board in my unit. Would a board from a 2009 or newer work on my 2008 Mac pro currently with 2x Intel quad 2.8ghz (...
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MacBook Pro 17 2009 - fails to turn on after optical drive upgrade

The optical drive on my MBP stopped accepting discs, so I removed the optical drive and replaced it with the optical drive from my MBP 15 2009. Now it doesn't start. During the upgrade I disconnected ...
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MacBook Pro won't go to sleep when lid is closed

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro and I just got it back from the repair shop (mainboard was swapped). I immediately installed OS X El Capitan (before it was Yosemite) and found that when I closed the ...
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Macbook Pro - Faulty keyboard short circuit at video connector

I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro. A few days back, the middle row of the keyboard (i.e. the keys from A-L) stopped working. Since the laptop was not under warranty I thought I would give checking the ...
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Which motherboard does my early 2008 iMac have?

I'm helping someone with a memory upgrade for their 20-inch Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz iMac (early 2008), which is all the information I can get about the computer from Apple's serial number checker. When I ...
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Reclaiming the display interface of laptop mainboard using external display

Instead of replacing a my macbook's broken display, I would like to utilize the Macbook mainboard's display interface with an external monitor. In what ways is the Macbook's built-in display ...
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Upgrading a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro

So, I have a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro that I've upgraded as far as I can go without changing the motherboard/processor (8 GB RAM/2 SSDs). My question is, since the unibody case is the same, is there ...
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Macbook Air Hardware Fault

Somebody has given me an Apple Macbook Air 1.1 to fix. Unfortunately I have very little experience with Macs. Symptoms are: *Computer runs incredibly slow to the extent that I have never seen one so ...
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Macbook Pro can't connect to internal hard drive even after changing the cable to the main circuit board

So I thought my macbook's hard drive crashed last month when a folder with a question mark didn't allow me to use it. I got it replaced, but shortly after, the problem persisted. I thought it would be ...
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iPhone motherboard transplant

I am in a bit of a pinch, as I just broke the digitizer ribbon cable when I was replacing the glass/LCD of a Sprint iPhone 4. I have a lot of iPhone 4's laying around, and I was wondering if I can ...
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Can I replace my internal drive with a 320+ GB memory stick instead (MacBook Pro 13" c. 2009)

I'm currently only able to see my internal HDs for my MacBook Pro 13 c. 2009 by attaching them to a USB adapter cable external to my laptop. Drives are great - but either logic board or something ...
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Macbook Air motherboard description

Where can I find something like description, specs, details etc for MacBook Air 11's motherboard (logic board)? I need full information about all parts of motherboard. I tried to google it, but it ...
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Mid 2009 MacBook won't recognize [any] hard drive

My MacBook had been acting fine. I applied the latest update to Mountain Lion and closed the lid. When I opened the lid, it wouldn't wake from sleep (dark screen with whirring fan for ~5mins). I held ...
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Does the Macintosh classic have the signatures of the original Mac team?

I am huge fan of Apple, and I just bid on one a 1990-era Macintosh Classic. The bid is going higher, but I only want it if the computer has the signatures of the original Mac team. It's before I was ...
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How do I build a PC Into a Mac PPC G5 case?

How can I convert my (unfortunately) obsolete Mac G5 PPC case into a PC? It only supports Leopard OS-wise and I'd like to keep the beautiful Mac Case and reuse it with PC components inside. Can that ...
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What part of the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.4 GHZ (Mid 2010) logic board is what sensor?

My MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.4 GHZ (Mid 2010) starts up normally but after approximately one minute the fan accelerates and the system slows down dramatically. The CPU load goes up to 99% as I see it on ...
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How can I diagnose hardware issues on my MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2010)?

I have hit some evil kind of problem with my MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2010). The backstory is as follow: I bought the MBP in January. Felt 4 GB of RAM memory wasn't enough, so in June, I upgraded to 8 ...
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MacBook Pro is not turning on monitor

When I turn on my MacBook Pro it starts with a sound of checking CD inside and the case light detector turns on as usual, and ventilators starts to run, but monitor is still switched off. At the ...
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How can I check if the motherboard has been replaced?

An authorized repair center said they changed the motherboard of my iMac 27" but I have doubts since I can still experience the problem for what I had it repaired. I was told on a forum that if the ...
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Switching two MacBook motherboards

I have two similar MacBooks that are off by one revision: Black: Model 2,1 --- 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM White: Model 3,1 --- 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM ...
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MacBook will not turn on

I have a MacBook pro and it won't turn on. Basically I press the power button and the White light at the front turns on. Then a few seconds later it just crashes and the White light goes off then the ...
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Adding a new processor

I've got a Mac Pro (Jan-2008) 2.8GHz Quad-core Xeon with one processor. Do all the Mac Pro's have the two sockets motherboards even if it's purchased with one processor? If so can I purchase an ...
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