What to do with leftover MacBook upgrades

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    So, I have my MacBook 2.4GHz (Alu) and I swapped out the 5400rpm 250GB HDD for a 320GB 7200rpm drive, what do I do with the 250gb drive? Where should I sell it?

    Same with RAM. Upgraded to 4GB, what do I do with the rest?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Put the old HDD into a enclosure and use it as an external or Time Machine.

    You could try selling the RAM, but you probably wont get much for it.
     
  3. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, good idea for the external. How would I go about transforming it into an external drive?
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Buy an external case...
     
  5. SecondDealer macrumors regular

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    Hey Dojo I just joined the forums but I've been reading them for a while now, anyways Idk how to PM but I'm interested in the RAM so feel free to send me a message.
     
  6. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oo, really? I think you have to have been signed up for awhile to PM so I'll post it here. :p

    Yeah, I'd be happy to sell you the 2GB of DDR3! :D
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot sell anything outside the marketplace part of the forum.
     
  8. SecondDealer macrumors regular

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  9. Guy Incognito macrumors regular

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    Note that if your computer is still covered by AppleCare, you probably don't want to sell the HD or RAM. If you encounter certain problems (with sleep, for example), Apple may refuse to diagnose or fix the problem if you do not have the original HD and RAM. I have encountered this problem, and have had to reinstall the original parts in order to have my machine serviced.
     
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Totally agree with that. Just make your HDD into an external (check OWC) and keep your RAM somewhere safe.
     

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