Is it worth fixing up my MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2009?
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor 250 GB Hard drive 2 GB RAM Running Mavericks version 10.9
My Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2009 has been causing me several problems lately, and I'm curious about whether it is worth spending the money to fix.
-Battery status is "Replace Now"
-It is really, really slow. I'm thinking this might be a RAM issue, but I am unsure. I don't know how to gauge this from the new Mavericks Activity Monitor design.
-Trackpad does not allow me to press to click, I can only tap to click (i.e. I cannot physically press the trackpad to click, I can only tap the surface)
-Occasionally (once every two weeks) will have kernel panics that will cause it to reboot. I do not know what causes these, no discernible pattern. When it reboots, the internal clock resets to January 1 2000.
Any and all advice would be helpful. I have not opened up my laptop ever, but feel competent enough to do so if it will be worth it.
I'm hesitant to try fixing it if people think it won't work, because costs are fairly high:
-$100 to buy two new 4GB RAM chips if I upgrade from 2 to 8 gig
-$112 for new battery
-$10-$20 for tools to open up my laptop/duster can
TOTAL: $250 just in upgrades
However, it's cheaper than a new Mac if you guys know that these things will resolve some of my problems! Thanks in advance for the help, please feel free to ask questions if you need more info
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