MB + HD of TC

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jiiz, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. jiiz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I would like to use my old white macbook (2006, early intel) as a media center. The only issue is the broken HD of the macbook.

    So I would like to use a partition of my timecapsule as a HD for the macbook. Would this be possible? I have tried connecting them with a "normal" network cable, but that didn't automatically add an external HD to my MB.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    My best advice to you would be to replace the HD inside of the MacBook. It's honestly not that expensive and relatively easy to do. It's a lot less convoluted than trying to boot from a networked drive (which I'm not entirely too sure will even work). Just throw in a 250GB drive (which can be had for $40), reinstall the OS on that hard drive and you're back in business. Or you can upgrade to a 500GB hard drive for $15-20 more.

    Also, how do you know that it's the hard drive that's failing on you? It may be a failing logic board that you're actually experiencing, which will likely warrant the purchase of a new machine. What are the symptoms you're experiencing now?
     
  3. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I agree. You can get a cheap notebook 5400rpm drive all over these days. $30 bucks and you're back in business. Unless it is something else as the post above me mentions.
     
  4. jljue macrumors regular

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    Hard drive replacement instructions in full color & details are on ifixit.com. Replacing with a hard drive for $30-40 is probably your best bet. :cool:
     

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