Well, my son with autism wants to be a filmmaker. Anyone have a mid 2012 macbook pro with firewire

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  1. kojack

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    It's a long shot, but would anyone happen to have a mid 2012 macbook pro lying around collecting dust? I am looking for one for my son. We just broke out the old mini dv camcorder and he's taken to it. The mid 2012 is the last macbook with firewire on it so it would be an easier connection for him to ahve one of these. Anyone who has one collecting dust, please DM me. Thanks!

    Steve and Colin!
     
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    If practical, it might be cheaper to find an old Mac Mini and just hook up a monitor and peripherals to it.
     
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    We would rather a Macbook pro as we travel alot and have a travel blog etc. Hence the reason for a Macbook instead.
     
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    I was going to use my 2007 Macbook but the upgrade to the ram and software will cost as much as a newer one and the os will be more current at least.
     
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    I would look instead at a 2010 model, as the 2011-2012 versions were notorious for logic board failure due to shoddy solder.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Can it still run catilina?
     
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    I said eff it and bought the firewire cable today and I have 4 gb of ram for it here now from my acer

    Just looked. My acer has firewire. Abort the Macbook plan. I have windows based firewire in a laptop. Thank God. Got a 120gb ssd and a 750gb hdd and 4gb of ram already.
     
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    Good luck to your son, and if he decides to post his videos on youtube I'd love to see.
     
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    I will have a place when the time comes for sure.
     
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    2010 13" is a Core 2 Duo, 15" and 17" aren't much better being a dual core i5/i7. 2011 15" and 17" are the finnicky ones with the AMD chip failing, 2011 13" is still fine. 2012 13 and 15" are fine relatively speaking.
    As for OP, why specifically a macbook? It seems you've already figured it out with your acer but still
     
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