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Squeezed More Life out of my 2007 MacBook Pro.

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MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

5 - 30 minuti

Easy

Il Mio Problema

Wirleless stopped working and could not load Adobe Elelements, or adiitional photos due to reaching limit on 200GB HD.

La Mia Riparazione

The airport card instal was a breeze. The parts arrived Christmas Eve as hoped, and I followed the instructions on Christmas morning to instal the card. I was up and running witihin 30 mins and able to Skype my family again in England for Christmas! Fabulous!.

I installed the 2GB RAM laer that evening and it worked perfect. The hard drive was a litle more challenging. After using a Sabrent SATA/IDE HD adaper to clone my existing drive, I got an error that memory could not be allocated and was not recognizable. A quick Google search and investigation of various blog threads seemed to point to the problem being the specifc USB/Firewire used for the HD enclosure so I switched to a Nexstar dedicated SATA enclosure and it worked perfectly!! Now I have a "new" Macbook for Christmas with 3GB RAM and over twice as much storage than before!!!

Il Mio Consiglio

If swopping out HD's use a dedicated SATA HD enclosure. Seemed to work best for me in this case.

Immagine 500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive
500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

$74.99

Immagine PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip
PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip

$14.99

Immagine MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport Extreme Card
MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport Extreme Card

$49.99

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