Hello, In a few weeks, I'm going to get my brother's "old" 15" MacBook Pro and I want to refurbish it for my own use. He's getting a newer model. He has used it primarily for school work and heavy gaming, usually "World of Warcraft", which has worn it down quite a bit: the battery is dead, the keyboard is worn down, some keys are broken, the hard-drive is slow, and the computer heats up pretty quickly (fan noise)! Here are the current specs: - Model #: A1211 - System: v. 10.5.7 - 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 120 GB Hard-drive I'm going to install Snow Leopard, max out the RAM to 4 GB, replace the hard-drive with a bigger and faster specimen (7200 rpm vs. currently 5400 rpm), replace both fans, and install a new battery. 1) Do you think that it is profitable to refurbish the notebook? It was a pretty expensive machine, and isn't ready be scrapped just yet. I want to use it for pretty easy tasks, like word processing, movie watching (some HD material), some photoshopping, etc.. 2) Do you know any good spare parts sellers, which ship to Europe? I already know of "ifixit.com" and like their guides, but I want to check out some alternatives. 3) Is it worth replacing the old fans in order to cool the notebook down? 4) Should I consider a solid state drive over a regular one, or isn't the price worth the speed bump? 5) Do you have any tips, or are their important thinks to consider? Thanks guys.