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New screen for old Mac
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 14, 2022 09:37PM


That's a Late 2008 13" ... the first unibody (so, no FireWire)

2.4 C2D, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD running El Capitan

It was my dad's years ago until the screen become defective. I kept it stored "just in case," and started to prep it for donation/recycle but had a change of heart when I found a banged-up screen for about $30 (my recent eBay rant the other day.) It ain't Retina but it'll do.

I might waste more money on it with a battery and SSD and see about using it for I don't know what. Or do the unofficial 8GB RAM upgrade. Maybe a dedicated recording machine if I ever get into that again or find anyone to record. I could sell a car and buy a Lynx HiLo. Or not.


Downloaded Opera; Safari was complaining about every website I visited. I couldn't even use Safari until I updated the date and time.

CDROM/DVD ... or second HD slot (neither of which I need)

a mic jack
ethernet
a button that tells you about the battery
a neat power button

ah the almost good ol days
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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: lost in space
Date: January 14, 2022 09:57PM
Good save!

I'm on a 2009 MBP C2D, bought here for a song a few years ago. With a new $30 battery and SSD, it's fine for the web and email, and maintaining my web site. Pretty old tech, but a great value.







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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 14, 2022 10:50PM
$25 on a small SSD would be a huge boost.





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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: testcase
Date: January 15, 2022 12:52AM
I have a 2009 C2D 17" MBP which still works (other than it won't eject a DVD from its' SuperDrive). It was a CTO with the faster 3.06GHz processor. It was my main machine until I got the "Late 2011" 17" MBP (which has the video card problem). I ordered that MBP directly from Apple the day after Steve EOLed it in late June, 2012. That was the BEST Mac laptop I've owned (with my Pismo ranked as second best). boink smiley
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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 15, 2022 06:41AM
Got a 2009 13er that I'm probably going to add an ssd to, given that it's our printer machine connection.

Save stuff!
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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: jonny
Date: January 15, 2022 10:32AM
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jdc
$25 on a small SSD would be a huge boost.
agree smiley
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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 15, 2022 11:37AM
Let's say I wanted to get a SSD and put El Capitan on it. I think that's the last this Mac will run. What are my options?

CCC over to an external, then swap drives? That won't be a fresh copy but I doubt it really matters.
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Re: New screen for old Mac
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 15, 2022 05:59PM
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deckeda
Let's say I wanted to get a SSD and put El Capitan on it. I think that's the last this Mac will run. What are my options?

CCC over to an external, then swap drives? That won't be a fresh copy but I doubt it really matters.

I have 2 parts machines of this model in storage, if you need anyhting else.

I ran mojave with no issues using the patch tool. Catalina will run fine, as well.
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