I have a 2008 macbook pro

Chris7811

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I want to know the tech specs for it because its broken and would like to fix it.

RAM: 4gb

CPU: 2.53

graphics card: 256MB

model number A1278


is there anything I can upgrade?
 

snaky69

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I want to know the tech specs for it because its broken and would like to fix it.

RAM: 4gb

CPU: 2.53

graphics card: 256MB

model number A1278


is there anything I can upgrade?
What is broken, exactly?

The only user upgradable parts are the hard drive and RAM regardless. The rest is soldered in.
 

Chris7811

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this is the list

the power button the hard drive and ram all need to be replaced from what I know.
 
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Tartin

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I want to know the tech specs for it because its broken and would like to fix it.

RAM: 4gb

CPU: 2.53

graphics card: 256MB

model number A1278


is there anything I can upgrade?
I had a Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2009 that was starting to go really slow. When I got my new rMBP15" a couple of months back I decided to "freshen up" my old one and give it to someone else so I got myself the 8GB ram and an SSD, put it all in to the old crappy macbook and made a fresh install of Mavericks. Guess what? It's went from "old and crappy" to "slightly used" and it's now booting in a couple of seconds and is superfast again! :)

My brother threw away his PC from 2012 when he got this, a 3 year older machine than his previous. And he's telling me everyday "What an upgrade from my old PC!!". So yeah, defiantly worth the upgrade.

Although the SSD I used was kind of overkill since that old macbook couldn't handle top speeds for it, it's still a big upgrade from an old standard harddrive. The RAM also makes a huge different when running Mavericks.

I'd say go for that upgrade and then perform a clean install of OSX and you got yourself a really nice macbook once again.
 

Chris7811

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Dec 30, 2012
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I had a Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2009 that was starting to go really slow. When I got my new rMBP15" a couple of months back I decided to "freshen up" my old one and give it to someone else so I got myself the 8GB ram and an SSD, put it all in to the old crappy macbook and made a fresh install of Mavericks. Guess what? It's went from "old and crappy" to "slightly used" and it's now booting in a couple of seconds and is superfast again! :)

My brother threw away his PC from 2012 when he got this, a 3 year older machine than his previous. And he's telling me everyday "What an upgrade from my old PC!!". So yeah, defiantly worth the upgrade.

Although the SSD I used was kind of overkill since that old macbook couldn't handle top speeds for it, it's still a big upgrade from an old standard harddrive. The RAM also makes a huge different when running Mavericks.

I'd say go for that upgrade and then perform a clean install of OSX and you got yourself a really nice macbook once again.
sorry I gave it to a chinese friend who is going back to china in august so he is going to see if he can get it fixed for cheap I told him 200 since nothing with the metal was damaged