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Terrorhead
Oct 16, 2006, 07:48 AM
ok first off is it even possible and/or worth it? I have an old powerbook 500 and it's kind of beat up and i was thinkink of selling it but why not try to upgrade it to a Intel mac (if i can) and if i can where can i get some parts? Thanx



mad jew
Oct 16, 2006, 07:50 AM
While possible, it'd be pretty difficult. You'd have to effectively buy a MacBook Pro and stuff its internals into your old PowerBook. Unless you really want to do this for the fun/novelty factor, simply using the MacBook Pro as a MacBook Pro is probably an easier, safer and cheaper option. :o

minnesotamacman
Oct 16, 2006, 09:37 AM
The only upgrade I would consider is junking the old and buying the new...

Best plan.
Easist plan.
Cheapest plan.

ctsport1234
Oct 16, 2006, 03:14 PM
i think you should try to sell it and just buy a new mbp

John Walsh
Oct 16, 2006, 03:36 PM
Just get a new MacBook Pro—even after all the work, it still work be a good as just getting a MacBook Pro.

miles01110
Oct 17, 2006, 11:37 AM
There's not really any reason to try to stuff a MBP into a powerbook- they use more or less the same casing....except the MBP is thinner.