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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: 1.66 mini/ 2.26 mini Reply with quote

I currently have a 2006 1.1 mini (1.66/ 60) and Im looking to upgrade it fairly soon. I just found a local deal here from someone who has 2009 2.26/ with a bad logic board wants to get rid of it for $100. Can I use the/ all of the components and swap them into my current 1.66 as an upgrade? It also has a superdrive and 80 hd that he swapped out for (took out his original as it has all of his saved data.

My original thought was to buy a new processor and hdd along with some mem and just swap it all out.

He thinks it overheated as he left it on while out of town and no a/c in his apartment. No led, no screen and no sound but he says the he can hear the drive spinning however, he can't eject the disk from it. He had someone check it ( a mac techy) out an they told him the board was done.

I dont want to waste the money on it if I cant do anything with it and I'm not sure if it's worth looking for a new board or having it repaired.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the drives, but nothing else will change out.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SC is right, only the Hard Drive is compatible.
Well, the fan one of the WiFi antennas, the
speaker and the white LED. Nothing else.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the super drive the wireless card and the hard drive indeed.

However...

you can purchase the unit and purchase a second hand motherboard from ebay and get the machine running with ease as long as you dont spend to much on the broken mini that is.

but its up to you...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Compatible......indeed? Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
the super drive the wireless card and the hard drive indeed.
macman.......isn't the Super Drive in the 226 mini a SATA not an
IDE and the WiFi card the new slim style making neither compatible?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no if it is the older model not the newer one the 2009 mini had standard connections for the cd drive and sata for the hard drive.

however the unibody went all sata
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Tie Breaker Reply with quote

I disagree, we need Philip Arcario as a tie breaker.
I think a 2009 2.26 is all SATA and uses a new slim
Wi-Fi card making the Optical Drive and the Wi-Fi
Card incompatible with his old mini.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to agree with billb: the 2009 mini has a SATA optical drive (and HD). Looking at its System Profile now.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, we do not need Philip to break the tie, my 2009 mini shows a 'Pioneer DVD-RW drive' on the serial ATA Device tree also.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:34 am    Post subject: SATA-SATA.....IDE-SATA Reply with quote

Thank you all guys, I've never owned a 2009 mini
but believe it or not i own the Interconnect Board
for it. Its SATA-SATA. I had tried to upgrade my
OLD model 1.1 mini to SATA-SATA from IDE-SATA.
Didn't work. The connections for the Sound Board
and such had to be upgraded as well and it ended
up getting to expensive to bother.
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