HELP..Bought a 2010 Macbook Pro it needs a new processor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheLastUnicorn, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. TheLastUnicorn macrumors newbie

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    So my old macbook died and i cant afford a brand new one so I bought a second hand 2010 macbook pro. Everything seemed fine when I went to look at it just seemed to need an upgrade in the operating system because of some missing updates and plugins when i tried to download yosemite i got an unable to complete message because the processor is a "core duo" and not a "core 2 duo" is there any way to upgrade this or another operating system i can upgrade to that is newer than 10.6 which will have the necessary plug ins and updates...I tried a regular software update for current operating system but it tells me there are no updates available for it at this time...really hope i didnt just get ripped off :( any help is greatly appreciated.

    specs below..

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.2f10
    Serial Number (system): SystemSerialNumb
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CBCA45D2
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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  3. TheLastUnicorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dammit really wish i had known that any idea what the newest operating system this machine can handle would be?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You got ripped off.

    It's a 2006 MacBook.

    Snow Leopard is the latest it can run.
     
  5. TheLastUnicorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx ...anyone wanna buy a 2006 macbook pro?
     
  6. yjchua95, Jan 12, 2015
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    yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You'd be better off donating it somewhere.

    I doubt anybody would put down some cash for it.

    Myself, I wouldn't. I'd just use it as a home server.
     
  7. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Yeah your going to have a tuff time selling it. Unfortunately, the newest OS X version it will run is Snow Leopard which is getting up there in age and is no longer getting updates for most Apps.
     
  8. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I would just bite the bullet and use it while saving up for a new or refurbished Pro.

    The Core Duo is a 32-bit machine, not sure if anyone is going to want to buy that.
     
  9. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    I'd buy it but I got my daughter a 2008 for 200 dollars. Don't know what you paid for it and not sure what you plan on selling for. I am especially in the market for a black older Mac. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay? If it wasn't too much, just use it as an entertainment setup. That's what I plan on doing.
     
  10. Crugga macrumors regular

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    Where did you buy it?
    If it was ebay id get a claim open and send it back if it was sold as a 2010.

    If not they are good machines still. Sure you would find a buyer for it, its intel after all. Look the part and should run most software.
     

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