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Current version by: mayer ,

Title:

Refurbishing MacBook Pro 2012

Text:

This laptop has served me well for over 5 years and is still going strong. Thank you, Apple, for building a quality product.

There are three areas I may need upgrades.

I tend to keep many Chrome tabs open and that eats up much of the 8 GB memory. When I originally partitioned the disk, I didn’t allocate enough to Windows and am left with about 8 G available. I keep it mostly plugged in and the battery lasts about 2 hours on its own. So,

1- How do I upgrade it from 8GB to 12 or 16?

2- Should I replace the old 250GB SSD with a larger one or can I do non-destructive re-allocation between OSX and Windows?

3- How do I check my battery health and if needed, which aftermarket battery should I replace it with?

Thank you.

Device:

MacBook Pro 1515" Retina Display Mid 2012
MacBook Pro 1515" Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open

Edit by: Tariq Ismael ,

Title:

What are my options to extend life of this laptop?Refurbishing MacBook Pro 2012
What are my options to extend life of this laptop?Refurbishing MacBook Pro 2012

Text:

This laptop has served me well for over 5 years and is still going strong. Thank you, Apple, for building a quality product.

There are three areas I may need upgrades.

I tend to keep many Chrome tabs open and that eats up much of the 8 GB memory. When I originally partitioned the disk, I didn’t allocate enough to Windows and am left with about 8 G available. I keep it mostly plugged in and the battery lasts about 2 hours on its own. So,

1- How do I upgrade it from 8GB to 12 or 16?

2- Should I replace the old 250GB SSD with a larger one or can I do non-destructive re-allocation between OSX and Windows?

3- How do I check my battery health and if needed, which aftermarket battery should I replace it with?

Thank you.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15 Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open

Original post by: Tariq Ismael ,

Title:

What are my options to extend life of this laptop?

Text:

This laptop has served me well for over 5 years and is still going strong. Thank you, Apple, for building a quality product.

There are three areas I may need upgrades.

I tend to keep many Chrome tabs open and that eats up much of the 8 GB memory. When I originally partitioned the disk, I didn’t allocate enough to Windows and am left with about 8 G available. I keep it mostly plugged in and the battery lasts about 2 hours on its own. So,

1- How do I upgrade it from 8GB to 12 or 16?

2- Should I replace the old 250GB SSD with a larger one or can I do non-destructive re-allocation between OSX and Windows?

3- How do I check my battery health and if needed, which aftermarket battery should I replace it with?

Thank you.

Device:

MacBook Pro 15 Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open