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Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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Can I swap out my whole Mainboard for a better one?

Hello Mac-Experts!

I have a Powerbook G4 (A1013 link to specs. ). I already thought about overclocking but the datasheets of the proc. stated that 1GHz is max for this type (proc. spec.). Now my beloved Powerbook started to have issues with the DVI-Port. Resoldering the Port couldnt help....

My Question now is:

When i swap out the Mainboard, is is possible to use a better Mainboard? Like the one from the 1.33, 1.5 or 1.67GHz Model? The Pictures i found a very similar, but are all the Connectors and other Components inside the Case compatible?



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original Mainboard 1GHz (A1013)

1.33GHz Mainboard (A1052)maybe this one will work?

1.5GHz Mainboard (A1085) from there on its another series?

1.67GHz Mainboard (A1107)?

1.67GHz Mainboard (A1139) this one has the High-Res. Screen...


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It's been a while since I worked on a PowerBook. At one point I did do a swap or two of the logic boards around with the G4 models. If I remember correctly you can interchange any of the three boards within the series you have here without any issues. You can't use the HighRes board on your unit as the display is different.

With that said, unless your logic board is having problems I would leave things alone. You more likely need to replace the PRAM battery (by the optical drive).

Besides, the PowerPC models while still quite nice, can't run any of the newer programs and do run the risk of spyware, trojans and viruses as the OS & the antivirus apps have not been updated fully to combat these more modern online risks.

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thanks! thats the answer i hoped for!

i have problems with my board.... DVI port is important for me...

i know the PPCs are "a little" outdated. but this is my home "text-processing" machine and RDP-Client to control my homeserver.


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ordered a 1.67GHz with defect display and will make one good from these two. thanks


I still have one (Titanium) that I use to run a few old OS-9 apps and games ;-} It will be a sad day when it doesn't boot up.


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