Macbook Questions.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Kleivonen, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Kleivonen macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2008
    First things first, I have a 1st gen Blackbook that's pushing 2 years now, and I am running into a few problems.

    1. I would love to know if I can buy a new internal HDD. The 80gb's really doesn't cut it at all. I want to buy one of the 250gb ones that come in the newer Macbooks.

    2. Around the edges of my Keyboard the plastic is slowly "chipping" off. I know it isn't due to me abusing it, because my friend and teacher are both experiencing the same problems with their 1st gen Macbooks. Would the warranty cover this? I can get pictures if needed.
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    yes you can buy a new internal HD... it's very easy to change the HD on MacBooks. Look for a 2.5" SATA drive. You'll also need a Torx T8 screwdriver.
  3. mavherzog macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2005
    Columbus, WI
    I just recently purchased this 320GB hard drive from newegg. Works great in my blackbook.

    Concerning the chipping certainly doesn't hurt to ask!
  4. Kleivonen thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2008
  5. diepc macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2008
    don't buy an HD or RAM via apple, as much as we all love apple, the HD's and RAM are all over priced all the time. yes you can upgraded the HD, it is very easy. if you need instructions, enter this in google :apple:macbook harddrive replacement pdf:apple:, when i searched it, it was the second link. if you purchased the 3 yr apple protection plan, then your keyboard will be covered under warranty, if you love you computer that much, apple is expected to update to the latest intel platform soon, if you have the money, instead of upgrading your hard drive, get a new computer, it will be faster, better graphics performance
  6. Kleivonen thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2008
    This computer is lasting me another 2.5 years. A new laptop is out of the question.

    I don't have the money :[

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