Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
01-28-2011, 08:58 AM
Originally Posted by nkear5
The 20" model usually fetches quite a bit more due to its rarity, but in this case, I am looking to fix it for personal use, not re-sale. I found prices for either part before I purchased the computer. The trouble is determining which one to replace.
Yeah...the 20" models are less common. Hopefully you found a good source for reasonably priced replacement parts. If it were me...trying to choose between a bad logic board or a bad power supply...I would go with the bad power supply.
Power supplies are more likely to go bad than a logic board assuming:
- no one spilled liquid on the computer
- no heat or cooling related issues
- or there were no electrical problems/surges that the computer was exposed to in it's former life/lives.
I'm assuming you've checked the logic board for any "burn-marks" indicating any possible issues.
- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery