Make your Macbook Pro new again

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 15'' and it's really really slow. I would like to clean it in a way that it seams like new again. Those cleaning apps are not enough, i've used a lot of them.

    I've already did a time machine backup and separated the files that i want to save in Macbook again.

    Can you help me with the rest? How do i make it like new? Any help is apreciated,

  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Reinstall OSX

    Create a USB boot Disk of the OSX version you would like to use, wipe the drive and start again. Then use migration assistant to replace the apps and files you need. See here:

    Of course there could be many issues with hardware that is slowing that older MBP down. Hard drive failure being the most obvious. Also if you are using yosemite (and to some extent mavericks) they really don't like HDD's at all and work far better on an SSD.

    An SSD is the best upgrade you can do anyway and replacing your Hard Drive with one will make that 2010 sing again....
  3. RichardC300 macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I also suggest the SSD upgrade. Instead of "like new" performance, you'll get "better than new" performance. Since you have a SATA II connection instead of a SATA III connection, you don't really have to worry about buying the best of the best SSDs. Just get something reliable like a Crucial BX100 or Samsung EVO 850.

    Also, try 8 GB of RAM if you haven't, too. Both of these helped my early-2011 MBP immensely.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Agree with above post.

    If you really, REALLY want it to be faster, put an SSD into it.
  5. Joelburman macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2014
    What the others said. An SSD will make an immense difference.

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