Motherboard swap-out

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Wed Jan 19 09:58:58 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Kevin Gordon <kgordon420 at> wrote:
> Is it possible to replace a defective motherboard in an otherwise perfectly
> happy XO1 with a spare XO1.5 motherboard?

Yes, with some caveats.

 - XO-1.5 mobo and EC know how to drive an ALPS TP, make sure you have
a recent OFW

 - You'll be missing a place to screw the WLAN to. Use the 2 holes
(one in the mobo, one on a corner of the WLAN), cut a bit of a clip,
and solder it across the 2 wholes to keep the WLAN 'down' in its



 If so, should one remove the side
> trackpad ribbon cables from the ALPS trackpad too, or just leave them
> alone?  Any other gotchas?
> Thanks.
> KG
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