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Macbook Air or a Dell (PC)

by firecorona / April 22, 2013 8:38 AM PDT

Let me start by saying, my only use for the computer would be to get online using the internet and Microsoft Word and Office products for work. I will not be using it for video editing or gaming.

I have owned a Dell XPS M140 that I have and still works, but is in bad shape since 2006. My wife had a HP DV1000 that no longer works for a year now. And my aunt gave me a Dell Latitude that has stopped working with a broken hard drive last month.

My brother gave me a Macbook (white shell) five years ago and the hard drive went out and now doesn't work. I'm thinking of purchasing a new hard drive for it but the Apple Store said they have stopped making parts for my model.

So, I wanted to know if I should buy a harddrive and repair the Mac, or should I purchase a Macbook Air or another PC. I don't think we need a pro.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Get a new HDD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 8:49 AM PDT

These are what we call fungible items. You didn't tell what size HDD this was or the exact model Apple but last week I replaced a laptop drive with an 1TB Hybrid HDD for just over 100 bucks. Other drives run about half that so why not get a new HDD and get a few more years from the Apple?
Bob

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Thanks
by firecorona / April 22, 2013 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Get a new HDD.

Bob,

I don't know how much Hard Drive space it had, my brother added more when he first got it. I understand, I just wanted to know if it is worth buying a new hard drive since they told me that the laptop I have will no longer have parts be made for it?

My laptop was made in 2006.

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That's bull.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 9:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Car makers could do the same song and dance. I don't buy it.

Even the 2007 model at http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MB061LL-Notebook-Processor/dp/B000L48Z02 goes for 250 so while we still don't know which you have, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2678913?start=0&tstart=0 is the the typical reply.

http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/macbook-upgrade-guide.htm seems to find it's the usual 2.5 inch SATA drive. Refurb drive 500GB is 40 bucks. http://www.amazon.com/MDT-500GB-Inch-Drive-Laptop/dp/B009KSBO1M/

Bob

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Thanks again.
by firecorona / April 23, 2013 12:44 AM PDT
In reply to: That's bull.

Thanks, so I will purchase a hard drive.

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