Swap Out HD's for new macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Zaeyde, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Zaeyde macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008
    I have a white macbook I bought in July.
    2.4, 250, 4 gigs of RAM.


    Is it possible to buy a new aluminum macbook, swap out its hard drive with my current HD, pop in the extra 2 gigs of RAM, and have a working aluminum macbook with all my current files and whatnot?
    Or is there an OS issue with the trackpad?

    I'm thinking of maybe doing that and then selling my current one with the new HD in it.

    Is that easy enough to do?
  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    You wouldn't be able to use the trackpad's extra features at first, but I don't see why you couldn't then perform an upgrade or repair install from the Aluminum Macbook's Leopard install disk and have a normal computer. I could be wrong.
  3. ogaramfa macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    Swapping RAM between the white/black MacBook and the aluminum one is not possible. The former uses DDR2 RAM; the latter, DDR3.
  4. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I can confirm this will not work at all-I tried to boot my new Al Macbook with a drive from my 2006 Macbook and it started to boot, then shut down. I asked an Apple Genius about this and his best idea was a different build of OS X.

    It does work in reverse-the drive from my new Macbook boots up fine installed in the old Macbook.

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