My friend has a mid-2009 Macbook A1181, 2.13 GHz C2D, and someone managed to spill nail-polish remover on the thing while it was on. I wasn't there at the time, but they said they flipped it over, used a fan, paper towels, etc. to get the liquid out. Now, she went to the Apple store and they gave her a repair estimate of about $800. Now, in my opinion, that's way over the top, so I took a look at it, and as far as I can tell, it's the logic board that's fried.
Now, I know I can replace it, but I'm trying to find an affordable alternative. To be honest, it took me way longer than it should to figure out the model of the macbook (why multiple makes have the same model number A1181 baffles me if they aren't the same).
This leads me to my question: is it possible to replace the 2.13 GHz logic board with a different one, one that may be cheaper (i.e., a 2.0 GHz or 2.2 GHz)? Or would there be compatibility issues? This one has been racking my brain and I want to find out so I can get it back to her asap.
Quick responses are appreciated. Thanks!