Upgrade powerbook to Macbook pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Terrorhead, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Terrorhead macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2006
    ok first off is it even possible and/or worth it? I have an old powerbook 500 and it's kind of beat up and i was thinkink of selling it but why not try to upgrade it to a Intel mac (if i can) and if i can where can i get some parts? Thanx
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    While possible, it'd be pretty difficult. You'd have to effectively buy a MacBook Pro and stuff its internals into your old PowerBook. Unless you really want to do this for the fun/novelty factor, simply using the MacBook Pro as a MacBook Pro is probably an easier, safer and cheaper option. :eek:
  3. minnesotamacman macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2006
    The only upgrade I would consider is junking the old and buying the new...

    Best plan.
    Easist plan.
    Cheapest plan.
  4. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
    i think you should try to sell it and just buy a new mbp
  5. John Walsh macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2006
    Macbook Pro

    Just get a new MacBook Pro—even after all the work, it still work be a good as just getting a MacBook Pro.
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There's not really any reason to try to stuff a MBP into a powerbook- they use more or less the same casing....except the MBP is thinner.

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