Squeezed More Life out of my 2007 MacBook Pro.
5 - 30 minutes
Wirleless stopped working and could not load Adobe Elelements, or adiitional photos due to reaching limit on 200GB HD.
The airport card instal was a breeze. The parts arrived Christmas Eve as hoped, and I followed the instructions on Christmas morning to instal the card. I was up and running witihin 30 mins and able to Skype my family again in England for Christmas! Fabulous!.
I installed the 2GB RAM laer that evening and it worked perfect. The hard drive was a litle more challenging. After using a Sabrent SATA/IDE HD adaper to clone my existing drive, I got an error that memory could not be allocated and was not recognizable. A quick Google search and investigation of various blog threads seemed to point to the problem being the specifc USB/Firewire used for the HD enclosure so I switched to a Nexstar dedicated SATA enclosure and it worked perfectly!! Now I have a "new" Macbook for Christmas with 3GB RAM and over twice as much storage than before!!!
If swopping out HD's use a dedicated SATA HD enclosure. Seemed to work best for me in this case.
500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive
PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip
MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport Extreme Card