Question on logic boards A1181
I've asked a couple of questions on this machine already, mostly dealing with inability of loading an OS.
I can not get an SSD or an HDD to be recognized while in or out of machine. If I can get it to boot from an install DVD, it will show up in disk utility. Upon trying to load from dvd it always quits half way through. Now to question:
If it is a bad logic board, and I believe it may be, there are many on ebay etc. My part number is. 820-2213-A. It also has energy star on left dimm and under part number. This is a 2.16 Ghz T7400 processor. The only board ifixit has is non energy star. Some vendors list my part number but 2.0Ghz (and usually T7200 processor).
You would think that any board with 820-2213-A, would be the same as mine, 2.16Ghz, T7400 processor and energy star or be a different part number. But we are talking about apple products here! They like you and I guessing.
Can anyone tell me for sure that if I get an 820-2213-A logic board it will be the right one? If not how many configurations are there for that number. I've gone and taken all the plugs off and made sure they are tight from the new hard drive cable to the board and drive. I re-thermal pasted the cpu and gpu so I'm sure it is T7400 cpu.
As a last resort any other suggestions as to what my problem might be other than logic board?
Sorry I don't know how to link my other 2 questions so you can see what has been done and checked.
As an edit, I looked on ebay and at least 3 have listings for 820-2213-A listed as core 2 duo 2GHz T7200. So that part number is not reliable! So now what? I've worked with part numbers all my life as a technician, and if the part number ain't right it just ain't gonna work … WTH???
I found that there are 4 different board types using that part number. There are many different configurations. 820-2213-A is manufacturers pn. Apple pn is 661-4397 for the 2.16GHz T7400 processor and energy star logic board. Apple uses these for identification of individual board specs. Still not absolutely positive it is bad logic board. Never found 661 # on my board.
Is this a good question?