Model A1181 What Should I do?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Rumbero, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Rumbero macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2013
    Hey There Guys,

    I inherited a family member's Macbook 2006. Early 2006.
    I've never had a macbook before so even though it is old, I am excited to own one.

    Couple issues though: the computer did not come with a charger. On top of that, I'm sure the battery is shot.

    So, keep in mind I don't know much about apple comps:
    Will any 60w Charger (ie current generation chargers) work for this 13 inch macbook?
    Is it worth investing a couple of dollars into this comp.. I don't plan to do too much on it... E-mail, Word Processing, surf web, and some powerpoints from time to time. (I would just look into a new battery depending on the charge when i get ahold of a charger)

    Still excited! Looking forward to hearing from everybody.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
  3. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    I'd recommend a cheap battery, not so much a cheap 3rd party charger. My personal opinion is that you should never buy cheap or aftermarket electricity conductors, since they're prone to electrical fires, and even charging your laptop wrong and causing damage.

    Unless he means cheap as in used, I'd go that route. But wouldn't go to a 3rd party.

    (I would for the battery though maybe, although not sure how expensive an apple battery would be for that model anyway)

    Welcome to Mac! :)

    And p.s: I know a lot of people still love their older MacBooks. Heck, some people even love their iBooks/PowerBooks still.
  4. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2010
    Amsterdam, NL
    Polycarbonate non-unibody (2006-2009) MacBooks are great. I buy and sell them all the time. They're like little puzzles and almost never die on their own. They just keep on running.

    And, those machines look brand spanking new with a new topcase + bezel around the screen. Put in an SSD and some RAM and it'll fly.

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