Parts from Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Silvia96, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Silvia96 macrumors member

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    On a recent trip to the Apple Store, a customer in front of me was talking about throwing away her damaged Macbook Pro (about 1.5 years old), so I suggested she just give it to me! She was so happy to have it off her hands, and I walked away with a parts computer! My question is, what I can I use from it in my 13" Core Duo Macbook? The cd drive? logic board/processor? Anything?

    She gave away the battery to another customer, the screen is broken, and it has a new keyboard. Anything I can salvage from it or should I just take it apart and part it out? Thanks for the info, this is a great site!
     
  2. Silvia96 thread starter macrumors member

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    From what I've been able to gather from it, its a 2.6 GHz, with 4 gigs of ram. Any ideas?
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think there is anything, except the HDD, that you can use.
     
  4. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    If you have a core duo macbook, you may went to see your options for selling it and fixing the macbook pro. I assume that it is a 2.6ghz core 2 duo, and even if not, the ram alone would be quite a boost.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Probably nothing but HDD like someone already posted. If you have no intention of fixing it up, like I do with all old tech I don't plan on using, I take it apart and familiarize myself with the hardware (that's just my inner nerd).
     
  6. Silvia96 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies! I've already taken apart the casing to get to the internals, unfortunately she took the hard drive with her. Maybe i'll be able to find a good use for the iSight and some other goodies. If anybody has any other ideas, let me know!
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You might be able to use the iSight, as it is a higher resolution one than what is in your MB, IIRC.
     
  8. Silvia96 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, this morning I swapped out my Airport card for the Pro's N-capable card, and swapped out my combo drive with the Pro's Superdrive. I'm surprised nobody suggested these parts! I found them eventually after a long google search. I'm happy with my free upgrades!
     

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