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    Hey everyone,

    If this is the wrong place to post this please ignore this and i send my sincere appologies.


    I just bought my first macbook pro in forever. The one I had before this was an old G3 black powerbook...the whole whopping 5 gigs of memory on the thing with the apple logo upside down. ( i know olllld school)


    What I got now is the 15' macbook pro from late 2007 modle a1226 and i am in heaven. Best machine i ever owned. I took my old pc desktop and removed the hard drives and lit the thing on fire and never looked back.

    Here is the problem I am having:

    I love the design of this machine, I had the option to buy a unibody machine however I am just not a fan of the construction. Mainly its the keyboard. I know it sounds foolish but its just the way I am. What i am trying to figure out is if there is anyway to upgrade this machine to unibody specs without buying a unibody. Is there anyway to do this with the machine I have right now or would I eventually have to purchase a unibody macbook pro?

    If its hard to understand what i am trying to relay please let me know and i will do my best to re-explain.


    Thanks in advance guys and i am so happy to be apart of the Mac family again.

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    Nope, no realistic way to upgrade pretty much any laptop form-factor out there. Well, beyond memory and hard drive at least
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    Ah well, I guess Ill have to figure out how to install 6gigs of ram in here and pick up a 500 gig hd. I love this thing too much to just let it go. Such a amazing machine and it just makes my Mac experience so welcoming again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony2501 View Post
    Ah well, I guess Ill have to figure out how to install 6gigs of ram in here and pick up a 500 gig hd.
    Sorry...but there's no way you're going to be able to upgrade an old black Powerbook G3 with 6 gig of ram & a 500gig HD.

    Depending on the model...at best...you'll only be able to upgrade the ram to 1.0 gig...and the HD to 320 gig for $114.99

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Sorry...but there's no way you're going to be able to upgrade an old black Powerbook G3 with 6 gig of ram & a 500gig HD.

    Depending on the model...at best...you'll only be able to upgrade the ram to 1.0 gig...and the HD to 320 gig for $114.99

    - Nick
    No No Nick, the g3 was my old machine...way back in the day. I had that thing for a few years then that one gave up on me.


    What i have now is a Macbook Pro 15" model number a1226

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony2501 View Post
    No No Nick, the g3 was my old machine...way back in the day. I had that thing for a few years then that one gave up on me.
    I see...have fun with it.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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