What can I do with an old white MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zooby, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. zooby, Mar 26, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    For storage purposes, you gotta weight the money you are planing to put into upgrading this thing and whether that's better spent on a, either USB-based or WIFI-based, external HD.

    An USB-HD can also be plugged in into an Airport Base Station, no screamer but good enough for photos, and be available to everybody.
  3. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    maybe she's storing a bunch of pictures that she doesn't want everyone else looking at.
  4. z31fanatic, Mar 26, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015

    z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    Sharing is caring :p

    In my opinion, it's not worth throwing money at it. Buy a NAS or even just a USB thumb drive if all she needs is storage for pictures. A 128GB USB drive is $40 these days.
  5. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2013
    For the money you would put into fixing it up, you could buy a newer used Macbook that already has more storage and memory, plus newer processor.
  6. zooby, Mar 27, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

    zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
  7. Jkj12 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2014
    The seven seas
    It can take 2gb ram. Two 1gb sticks should be a fairly cheap and easy find on eBay. Find a cheap hdd and throw that in it, and run a fresh install of snow leopard. It definitely won't be a powerhouse, but should be acceptable for photos and a little surfing.
    I wouldn't upgrade to an SSD or find a new battery. Simple not worth the money.
  8. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Use it as chocks for your car when you park on a hill.
  9. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
  10. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015
    I have a white 2008 as well. I was just going to wipe it clean and throw it up on the "Bay." Looks like some of the bids are already at $175 and up
  11. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I would likely put that device in the kitchen and use it for cooking recipes and shopping lists. Or maybe put it in the living room as an email station. The point is that device could see new life as a purpose-dedicated machine.

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