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Non-Unibody MacBook Pro 15" Group

Everything about the previous design 15 inch MBP

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Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2010

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Comment by Claus on December 15, 2008 at 12:43pm
Retro, Baby ! ;-)
Comment by Mitchell on January 12, 2009 at 2:41am
I don't care for the unibody MacBook Pro. The regular macbook pro had a much better keyboard and industrial design to it. The only thing I miss from Apple's laptops is the weightsaver that they use to make for the old Lombard and Pismo Powerbooks. I wish they made one for the Macbook Pro so I don't have a hole in the bottom when I take out the battery.
Comment by Bill Paterson on May 23, 2010 at 9:07am
Just had my 2006 MBP worked on a short while ago.RAM was bumped up from 1GB to 4GB and HDD changed out from a 120 GB to a 500GB.This machine now has a new lease on life.
Comment by Claus on May 23, 2010 at 11:59am
Yes, I did that to my late 2,4 GHz model, too and it runs very nice.
Upgrade to unibody when there are more than two cores. Graphics update with HD was a nice intermediate step.
Comment by Jonathan French on August 3, 2010 at 7:26pm
Hey, my MBP was one of the first generation 1.86 GHz and I had to keep bugging the Apple Store to give it to me. Now 4 years later, it's still limping along. I've gotten a new keyboard and mouse, screen, 2 DVD drives, 4 batteries, top cover and power adapter, most of which free. Snow has snowed me down, so I need to bite the bullet, strip it and reinstall. I love it to death, but that's what it's near.
Comment by Jonathan French on August 3, 2010 at 7:27pm
I agree with Mitchell, I hate the new keys. Feel like ATM buttons. Shinny screens are too shinny.
Comment by Claus on September 28, 2010 at 3:04pm
Found out the hard way, that you need a 85Watt Power Supply to start the 15" when the battery is dead, is dead (or removed). The prick who sold it to me must have thought the 85W fits better to his new Unibody than the 60W it shipped with. So I ended up with a new 60W power supply - which didn't come to notice.
But then the battery died an the machine wouldn't turn on at all - no sound, no fans, nothing.
I brought it to the shop (hitting myself now, as I have the 17" here with the 85W brick). Good they charged me only a 15 Euro fee and waived the 60 Euro cost when I bought the new battery from them instead off the internet. (I got shipped 1000kms for diagnostics, after all)

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