I have a MacBook from late 2007. It originally had 1GB of RAM and a 160 GB hard drive. For the past year and a half, I’ve known I was on borrowed time with the hard drive. Last week, it finally died. Thankfully, I’ve learned my lesson about backing up regularly and use Time Machine and a 500GB Seagate drive for backup.
Thanks to Core Care, I have my MacBook back, now with a 750GB drive, more RAM, oh and a new keyboard and top, which Apple replaced. All of this was about $280. Why not just get a new MacBook? Apple has a new version of its operating system coming out later this month. I try and never get the first rev of the OS. Trust me on this.
My plan was to wait until the end of the year then start looking for a new MacBook, but with how sweet the old one is running right now, that might get pushed back a little further.