Sunday, October 16, 2011

Re: I can

Re:  my MacBook, making do with what you have...

I guess I was hoping for less money I could improve (Ms. Mac here) with a couple of new parts and upgrades.  Certainly, I can't afford $900U.S. on a MB 'Air.'

There's also the issue of consumerism with me (anymore)... The young want and buy new.  I don't do that any more.  I repair, and keep using.  For example, I have a jacket I wore all over China.  It's full of holes, but I keep patching it up (have learned to sew).  I could buy a new one, but I like the old one as full of memories.  My bicycle, 'Mr. Fetes,' is eleven-years old now, and was bought used.  It's not perfect for how I cycle (long distances with weight).  But, I've ridden it some 100,000KM (60,000 miles).  I'll never replace it, even though all the original paint (logo/text) have worn off the frame.

I think everyone is going to have to start thinking the same way, at least a little... The Earth is over populated, with dwindling resources.  Future generations are going to have to make do with what they have, learn to repair, and to find a way to keep 'it' going!

We've, particularly citizens of 'rich' countries, have been profligate!  We're going to have to change to survive!

H., slogan:  'We give more; take less!'

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:54 AM, Marty Yaslowitz <> wrote:
Remember the cost of a refurbished new macbook is $849 and a macbook
air is $899 (at the apple web store)  so add up the costs of all the
upgrades you are proposing and the age and condition of your current
machine and see if it's worth it,
Usually memory is installed in pairs so you would want 2 two gig
memory sticks ( although I think your macbook can only use 2GB of
memory) you need to check.
third party power cables are available, check online I had to replace
mine once and the apple now was $79 and I found one for $29
You have to buy 10.6 online (I think it was $29 new) and then upgrade
to 10.6.8 using software upgrade on your Mac.
you need 10.6.8 for the new app store and the iMovie we were talking about.
I'm not sure if your machine will run Lion you need to check the Apple
website and see if you machine can, then you can only get by
purchasing at the App Store at $29

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 2:27 PM, the 龙 <> wrote:
> Marty,
> Re:  upgrading my MacBook, now four-years old
> I went to the site at your suggestion... But, I
> don't feel confident installing a HD, on this MB.  There's a Chinese
> hard-soft-ware guy here, Jim (my host) uses.  Maybe Chinese guy could?  I'll
> find out, and what he charges.
> Re:  hardware
> I'm wondering if I should have Rajesh purchase/ship the following:
> 320GB HD maybe from
> 4GB memory chip
> power cable (probably only from Apple)
> Re:  soft ware:
> MB currently running OS X 10.5.8
> I guess I need 10.6.8, and/or 'Lion?'
> What do you think about all this?
> Thanks,
> Hutch
>, slogan:  'We give more; take less!'
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Martin Yaslowitz <>
> wrote:
>> A little pricey.
>> Fairly easy to install a HD in a MacBook. Take a look at
>> for drives and install instructions.
>> Sent from my iPhone ☮
>> On Oct 9, 2011, at 5:21 PM, the 龙 <> wrote:
>> get a 320GB HD here in Auckland for $300NZD ($225USD) installed.  A good
>> deal?  H.
>>, slogan:  'We give more; take less!'


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