As luck would have it, something that happened to me a couple of months ago has happened yet again! Driving to work last night, I spotted what turns out to be a late 2009 Macbook (6,1) being tossed out by my neighbor. Turns out this guy is a foreign national who thinks the garbage pick up guys will send this to a computer recycling center. He's also the same guy who tossed out a perfectly good 2011 iMac back in August that I spirited away. This new-to-me Macbook has 6GB with a 250GB HD installed and 10.6.8 still loaded on it. How tough is it to 1) upgrade the internal memory (and what is the max it'll take) and moreover, 2 ) replace the 250GB HD with a 1 TB HD? As far as I can tell, there's nothing wrong with this unit but I'm also assuming that I should probably replace the battery at this point. God bless this poor stupid sod! He's provided me with 2 viable FREE computers in the past couple of months. Now all I need him to do is to start tossing out iPhones/iPads and I'll be happy as a lark!