our main machines that we use a lot are macbook pros, now four years old. out of warranty and applecare. the batteries run low so fast that we keep the computers plugged in all the time. we have been looking at new MacBooks. tres pricey for anything really newer than ours. we could buy exactly the same new machines as we now have for something like $1100 each. wondering about new batteries, i wandered the inter tubes for info. quel surprise! there is quite an aftermarket for upgrades to the model we have.
i have lots of experience with pc desktop computers. changing hard drives. changing motherboards. adding modems. changing sound cards. buying parts and building the whole thing. i was wary of opening our nice MacBooks, but after watching videos demonstrating how to install the new components i felt confident i could manage.there is quite an aftermarket for upgrades to the model we have. so i ordered a new battery, 8 gigabytes of memory, and a new solid state drive. a bit over $300 to replace the parts of computers that usually fail after some years.
just like the instructional video
the old drive is out. the bowls hold various size screws and pieces
the update kit includes a usb container for hard drives. so the new ssd drive goes in it. it gets plugged into the macbook and carbon copy cloner copies the existing hard drive onto the new solid state drive.
then the macbook is opened and the new components put in and the new ssd is just like the old hard drive and everything works faster. TADA
check here for a post about a much older hard drive,