MacBook - HD rebuild

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Further to the discussion on battery swelling and HD repair, which was discussed in a previous thread. I bought a new battery and decided to rebuild my Wifes' Macbook White on to MY MacBook Black which I do not use anymore which has a larger and good HD. I used Time Machine and it rebuilt it no problem. But when I clicked on finish and it rebooted I got the "screen of death" in the attached photo. A number of reboots failed to change the situation. I am suspecting that the rebuild is conflicting with the Macbook Black specs. They are not dissimilar in build but the Black has a much larger HD and more memory.
I think my only option is to replace the HD in the White and replace the battery and rebuild direct using Time Machine.

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The kernel panics are occurring probably because of the difference in firmware between the two MacBooks and possibly some conflicting software. If you want to give your Black MacBook to your wife, it's probably best to erase it and reinstall OS X and any applications.

I recommend buying a copy of Snow Leopard direct from Apple ($19.99) and install that rather than the original version of Leopard.
 
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Thanks chscag - I will probably install my HD in her machine then reinstall everything from Time machine. That way I get everything back and less hassle!! Also I need to upgrade the machine once I have done that so she can use iCloud with her iPhone.
 

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