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Bought Secondhand MacBook, Need to Update Mac OS

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by NBaffled, Jul 30, 2019.

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  1. NBaffled

    NBaffled Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2019
    I got a secondhand (clearly a bad idea) MacBook Pro. It's listed as MacBook Pro Core i5-2435M Dual-Core 2.4 GHz 4GB 500GB DVD RW, 13.3" screen.
    It currently has Mac OS Lion (10.7.5), and I can't upgrade to anything newer, which I would need if I want Firefox (which I do).
    Where does this MacBook fall short, that I can't upgrade?
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    It maybe the age, there is a list of macbooks and OSX it can have

    Although the spec appears to be moden

    Apple support are very good (in UK they are) and a call to them may help as well

    you can use the serial number to identify the machine
    and the latest OSX it can use
    look down the list of specs and you will see the OSX sold with and which one it can use now
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
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