Refurb Macbook -- they call this 80GB?!

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  1. pufnstuf macrumors demi-god

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    Just got a refurbished white Macbook from the Apple store -- C2D, 1GB RAM, 80GB hard disk, SuperDrive. Ordered on Wednesday, showed up today, and after reinstalling to eliminate printer drivers and save some space, was up and running in no time at all.

    I'm coming from a PC background, and this thing is a ton of fun to use. Can't wait to get really proficient with it.

    So anyways, I'm checking out the HD info and see the disk is actually 111GB. And my available space is just over 95GB now.

    Did I luck out with my hard drive, or are they being very very generous when they claim "80GB" on the specs?
     
  2. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes with a refurb you'll "luck out" and they'll send you a unit with a bigger hard drive, more ram, etc., than the basic spec.
    Looks like you did, getting a 120 gig hard drive instead of the 80.
    Nice!
     
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  4. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    wow good for u...i just order a refurbed mac...but i doubt ill get nething extra...
    btw...how was the condition of ur mac? and did u reformat it or just deleted the trial software/printer stuff etc??
     
  5. pufnstuf thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I didn't even think to check RAM. Just did, 2GB. Woohoo!!!
     
  6. pufnstuf thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    The condition seems fantastic. Everything's nice and clean, and running well so far.

    I did end up reformatting and reinstalling, it was real easy. Good luck with your order, hope they include some extras for you too.
     
  7. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, you got really lucky! The only extra I got with my refurb mini was an extra screw floating around inside it. I checked all the fixit guides, and all screws seem to be accounted for, so I just tossed the extra in a toolbox.
     
  8. mike dunx macrumors regular

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    oh man you really lucked out, twice as much ram and 40 extra gb's, nice
     
  9. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    how come u did a reformat? also...when u did ur format? was everything up and running? did u have to install extra things? drivers, updates etc?
     
  10. drake macrumors 6502a

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    You got ripped, send it back! :mad: Or send it to me. :p
     
  11. pufnstuf thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I booted from the OS X DVD and just let it do its thing. Since I don't really know what I'm doing yet, to remove items it seemed easiest to just reinstall and not select them in the first place. :)

    Once it was running I checked for updates and there was plenty to download.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome to the family! :) Hope you really like it. I think you will. ;)
     
  13. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    nice...did u go to software update? to download all the latest updates...
    and did u download 10.4.10...how is everything running?

    sorry for all the questions...i just want to make sure everything with my refurb goes as well as urs
     
  14. pufnstuf thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yep, that's it exactly, and 10.4.10 came down. I'm sure yours will go smoothly, this was all real easy.
     
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  16. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    1. Buy refurbed MB.
    2. Refurbed MB arrives with magically-enhanced specs.
    3. Sell MB at appropriate price.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3 as necessary.
     
  17. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Return it immediately and get your money back. This is clearly a manifestation of the Pentium Bug (TM). :)
     
  18. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes a holiday gift does arrive six months early. Kudos to you!
     
  19. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Would you be willing to order a macpro quad for me? I figure if you order it they might send the octo.:)

    Congrats on your order. Enjoy.
     
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Cool stuff- congrats on the new, loaded MacBook pufnstuf. :)
     
  21. pufnstuf thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Heh, with this luck maybe I should've gotten an iPhone yesterday too; who knows, mightve ended up with a 16GB model :D
     
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  23. ScubaDuc macrumors 6502

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    Congrats!!

    I didn't luck out on the RAM but the MacBook Black refurb I bought when the new Pro came out also came with 160 Gb HD instead of 120 Gb ;) A nice surprise :cool:

    No big deal for the RAM for I have an extra 1Gb stick anyway :D
     
  24. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    meh... lucky...

    i was hoping mine would come with 3GBs of RAM and a 250GB 5400RPM hard drive, but hey, you cant have it all, can you?
     

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