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I have come to the realization that the mobility of my black Macbook is no longer the high priority it once was and I am offering it for sale in favor of upgrading to newer technology.
I am going to purchase an iPod Touch and possibly an iMac to use versus using the Macbook alone in addition to the PC we own.
I am the single owner of the black Macbook since June 2006 shortly after they were announced and made available for purchase on my birthday May 16th of that year.
I have traveled to several cities by plane and automobile and the computer has been a very solid workhorse for me as a power user.
I personally believe that the computer will be best used by someone who is not a power user and will not seek to keep the computer for extended periods of time as a desktop computer.  I do not recommend a notebook computer to anyone that would leave it running overnight.  There are reported overheating incidents whenever the computers are left on for extended periods of time.


Here are the items that will be included with the black Macbook that I am selling:


1 black Macbook
2 Original RAM (512MB total I believe)
2 1GB RAM (installed)
1 320GB Hard Drive (uninstalled)
1 iLife ’08 DVD
1 Black Neoprene case
1 Cleaning cloth, Cleaning fluid, & wipes
1 Tiger OSX DVD
1 USB Modem
1 Parallels Disc and 3.12 version as the digital upgrade never installed
1 Windows XP disc with key
1 Leopard OSX DVD disc
1 Final Cut Express 4.0 DVD
1 MagSafe Power Adapter & Extender Cord
1 Original Box

The processor speed is 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo.

More information is available on the initial batch of Macbooks (model number MA472LL/Aat:

I still have the original box it was packaged within as well.
The 320GB internal Hard Drive is under warranty with Western Digital.
My firm price for it all is $999 or $800 if the Final Cut Express DVD is not desired.
UPDATE:  The 320GB HD failed to be recognized by my Macbook upon installation today after I sent my response to an inquirer.
Western Digital is sending a replacement drive for it which should arrive next week Tuesday or Wednesday.
Without the Macbook, I have no use for the hard drive although I will continue to offer them for sale with and without the hard drive installed.
Here are sites that sell the drive being replaced:
There is a Micro Center store near us.  But they will charge sales tax which is 6%.
Here is Amazon’s link .  Another seller is Newegg:
They offer the lowest price @ $69.99 without charging sales tax and offer free shipping.
Brand new HD drives have a 3 year warranty, so I would not buy an extended warranty for one.  If the installation of the hard drive makes one nervous, I will install the hard drive myself (which is easy to do with a star tool) before completing the sale.
I am willing to ship the item with insurance within the United States only for $50.  Otherwise, I will be happy to meet an interested party in a nearby mall or library in Cobb County, GA near Atlanta.
The forms of payment accepted will be cash (face to face only), Western Union wire transfer (no paper money orders), Obopay, AlertPay, or cashier’s check.  Paper forms of payment will delay shipping until the payment is fully confirmed.  No partial payments will be accepted.
One can buy this Macbook in full confidence that it will serve you in business or pleasure as you stay on the go.
My personal recommendations is that this Macbook would work best for a creative individual that is looking to produce videos or music.  With the built in iSight and microphone, you can have video and audio chats within Leopard.  I have produced dozens of songs on it within
GarageBand and used wi-fi in several places nationwide.  As long as you do not leave it on overnight or treat it roughly (it never has been dropped), you will get at least 5 to 10 years before the technology is considered outdated.
Simply contact me to place your order or to arrange a meeting to examine it live!

Hello All,

There was no solution found today and this evening with Apple for the inability to bounce a project to my internal or external hard drives with Logic Express 8.

At the Apple Store, a creative and technical person both suggested creating a new account to see if it would work and the problem continued.

Reinstalling the program twice this evening and removing certain files from the Library did not work with an Apple Software Support Specialist on the phone.

Since another erase and install would make my third one in less than a year, I have decided to forego doing another one at this time.

I will transfer the files or create a MP3 through other means and wait until a Macbook Pro or iMac purchase takes place in early 2008 before erasing and installing Tiger again during the holiday season.

I still thank everyone for their help, concern, and suggestions.

One interesting tidbit that was discovered on the phone with Apple this evening is that the earlier version of LE did not have to be reinstalled in order to get LE 8 on the system.  All that was needed was the LE 8 upgrade DVD itself.  With a PC, earlier versions typically have to be installed first before the latest version of a program can be used.

This will be a time-saver going forward within itself!



This afternoon I bought and installed iLife ’08 by Apple and it is a great improvement over the previous version.

I really love the way iPhoto was improved since it now features events which better organize photos.

I tried out GarageBand’s latest version and now wonder if samples from a Jam Pack were deleted or renamed since it failed to find at least 2 loops for an existing song made before. But it has a new feature called Magic GarageBand which is almost like a video game of creating music with different instruments. It does not fully create a new song as it creates a new arrangment, but it is a time-killer for sure.

I am excited to try out iMovie since I saw how easy it will be to create movies from photos and videos already captured.

I am going to update my .Mac web page soon iWeb and after seeing Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs’ presentation earlier this week, I know that the new results will be awesome.

So Apple is really going to get computer users’ heads to capture special family and friends moments as the school semester starts.