Get another year of life from your 2007 MacBook Pro
Apple Computers have a reputation of resisting upgrades. But there are a few options for some models of Mac.
The 2007 MacBook Pro has some upgrade options. And the upgrade that will give you the best bang for buck is upgrading the hard drive.
I’ve upgraded a few of these MacBooks and installing an SSD hard drive has a huge impact. Here’s what one of my friends just told me about the upgrade I just did for her.
Thanks Arlen, my MacBook is running great, I feel so much more productive now! -K. F.
You can get a high quality 256gb SSD hard drive for about $120 at the time of this article. And if you’re willing to do the work that’s the only cost to you.
Here’s the process I use when upgrading a working hard drive.
- Make sure the MacBook is running well.
- Do some cleaning.
- Remove duplicate files
- Repair disk permissions
- Run other maintenance scripts.
- Remove or backup old files.
- Empty the trash (on the Mac, not the kitchen)
- Clear all caches.
- Make sure the SSD you purchase is large enough to replace your existing hard drive.
- Purchase the SSD
- Clone the Old Hardrive onto the new SSD
- Test boot from the SSD
- Discharge any static electricity and wear an electronic strap.
- Remove the bottom MacBook Case
- Remove the old hard drive
- Replace with the new SSD
- Replace the bottom MacBook case
Before you upgrade your MacBook Hard Drive
- Only a few MacBook models are upgradable. Be sure you know if you can upgrade before you begin.
- Static electricity can KILL your computer. Read some detailed tutorials online and understand the risks and snafoos.
Not Worth The Risk?
I’ll do the whole upgrade for you for $200 including a 256GB SSD hard drive. Your MacBook will feel like new and you too can renew your productivity.