Install New Battery into Old Unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Josh Kahane, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2006
    Suffolk, UK

    I am looking at getting an old Unibody Macbook, the original one which came out, 13", 2.0GHz, 2GB, 160GB HDD etc and I was wondering how long does the battery last in it?

    I heard it wasn't that long, can I install the new longer 9-10 hour battery into it?

    A few other side questions:
    - Can I put in a bigger HDD?
    - Can I put in more RAM?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The 9-10 hour battery life comes from a combination of hardware changes that you cannot replicate on an older machine. Not sure if it would even fit in a unibody Macbook, not that it really matters. Yes you can upgrade the Hard drive and RAM if you want.
  3. Burning Radio macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    You can replace the battery with a new one but it won't be bigger capacity. Still will be 5-ish hours.

    But YES you can replace your HDD and RAM. There are instructions in the user's guide. :D

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