Restoring Apple's First MacBook Air From 2008

1 aug 2020
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  • Thanks a ton Hugh I’ve been trying to figure out what the port was to connect to a monitor and after ordering the wrong part I came and saw this video to confirm it

    slickjimmy 1slickjimmy 17 dagar sedan
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    simon wangsimon wang12 dagar sedan
  • I whant a MacBook pro

    Nicolas Akiki7Nicolas Akiki714 dagar sedan
  • I'm pretty shure laptops are turning into smartphones

    Zach PeckZach Peck16 dagar sedan
  • 8:28 That's true. I bought a lot of notebooks on Ebay and one was really dirty, it had some "milk" left over on the keyboard and it was really disguisting, so i ended up throwing it away. It was only an Asus EEE-Pc, so no real loss there.

    Julius ZietlowJulius Zietlow22 dagar sedan
  • Would you guys be interested in me having more Interviews on my show?

    Dina NikolaidouDina NikolaidouMånad sedan
  • I use the same macbook air for everyday email and office stuff, it idles at around 40-50 degrees, 80-90 when doing something heavy. weird how your one runs so hot

    Fabio BastijanićFabio BastijanićMånad sedan
  • Would some kind of plug in water cooling help keep it cooler or some other way?

    Liam GeogheganLiam GeogheganMånad sedan
  • Oh my god I remember 17 year old me throwing a fuss over this thing and being mad that no shop in the backwoods where I live could order one 🤣 but at least the last shop I had called sold me my dream printer for 200€ instead of 600€ because he couldn't figure out how to install it lol Man would I have been pissed finding out that it idles on 90C yikes

    Gladwhen LothlorienGladwhen LothlorienMånad sedan
  • don't spray directly on the screen man!

    TROY2048TROY2048Månad sedan
  • Has anyone noticed the fact that the external hard drive enclosure looked like he's putting a hard drive in a toaster or is it just me?

    Ivanurban 2348Ivanurban 2348Månad sedan
  • I have the same one at home and it just has some hardrive issues but it works. I haven’t used it in 6 years

    Skylee JeffreySkylee JeffreyMånad sedan
  • Where can I buy your fixed things?

    Lydia MuskLydia MuskMånad sedan
  • The thumbnail It reinforces the name of this device Mac book *air floats

    Random stormRandom storm2 månader sedan
  • Hey Hugh I have a Samsung galaxy S5 that is not working. I have bricked it on acedent I hope that you can restore and/or fix it. -Matthew

    Windows 7 Enterprise editionWindows 7 Enterprise edition2 månader sedan
  • would you like to try to fix my old 2012 air? my gmail is

    FireBloxZukoFireBloxZuko2 månader sedan
  • Is it possible to install Windows or Ubuntu Linux on those old mac laptops?

    YPO6YPO62 månader sedan
  • That thing Looks Paper thin🕵🏽

    Kingsley GoodKingsley Good2 månader sedan
  • we need a video of him showcasing his apple collection.

    n00bszpron00bszpro2 månader sedan
  • Just me now who really wants a MacBook but can’t afford one 😫

    Angel PeacockAngel Peacock2 månader sedan
    • Yea just you They run fucking hit and you can't game on them

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • hey dude on ebay i found a perfect deal for you for a bunch of apple macbooks 2010-2009 that are missing the bottom and one a few keys but the screens look perfect heres the link:

    My Life is PreciousMy Life is Precious2 månader sedan
  • what i like about hugh jefferys is all of his restoring videos is not scripted and not a scam

    Ethan Jovel H. CIPRIANOEthan Jovel H. CIPRIANO3 månader sedan
  • 9:20 You should take a look at Fujitsu's Lifebook U900-Series, the U938 for example ( got easy interchangeable Battery, SSD, WiFI, Wireless Broadband (still in no MacBook but in a f*cking watch?!) and RAM (4 GB are soldered to the board, the rest is in a SODIMM slot), the new U939 has all-soldered RAM, but still the other parts are interchangeable: Also they still got USB-A, a full-size SD card reader, full-size HDMI and a special Ethernet port: Apple is lazy IMHO, it's good to push the development, but are abandoning things like USB-A and HDMI way too early.

    Marcel PapeMarcel Pape3 månader sedan
  • 0:15 MacBook ✨✨✨ *a i r* ✨✨✨

    Brent Nash BuanBrent Nash Buan3 månader sedan
  • why does the mac book air have the ipod hard drive, yet the unibody from that same year has a regular 2.5" hdd?

    Joseph MitchellJoseph Mitchell3 månader sedan
  • 1:14 the hard disk toaster 😂 😂

    Mate142Mate1423 månader sedan
  • This Mac was so out of it's time think about the 2021 Mac air

    ArQ-YEYIArQ-YEYI3 månader sedan
  • my second macbook

    왁스왁스3 månader sedan
  • Hi what is the latest os I can upgrade on my macbook air first gen?

    jabinxzjabinxz3 månader sedan
  • I still think Apple's stuff is really good, but I find it very frustrating how little service and repair can be done with them. When my iPhone XS broke the genius bar had to replace the whole thing. Very frustrating and wasteful.

    The Duffy Street Incident PodcastThe Duffy Street Incident Podcast3 månader sedan
  • Ngl thatshit is slim asf

    BraidedRanter 500-200kbpsBraidedRanter 500-200kbps3 månader sedan
  • nice video nice work

    Jakub StarýJakub Starý3 månader sedan
  • Stupid question but what type of Mac laptop is the black one in the lot? I actually like the look of that one.

    JasonJason3 månader sedan
  • What is the best place to purchase old macbooks or macbooks like the ones you restore? Do you sell them after you restore?

    Lakith JayalathLakith Jayalath4 månader sedan
    • Ebay most likely

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • I’m too from Victoria!!!!!

    Sherwyn SpiersSherwyn Spiers4 månader sedan
  • What's the difference between thermal compound and thermal paste?

    Beom KimBeom Kim4 månader sedan
  • wait it has a hard drive??

    🏳️‍🌈 Lillian Charles 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 Lillian Charles 🏳️‍⚧️4 månader sedan
    • 2.5 inch

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Which song for the first part f the video?

    Aarush AbhilashAarush Abhilash4 månader sedan
    • *of

      Aarush AbhilashAarush Abhilash4 månader sedan
  • I have this exact MacBook Air and its a shame it kernel panics.

    Mathhew GamingMathhew Gaming4 månader sedan
  • when you realise a 2008 mac is better than your 2020 pc

    The wow GamerThe wow Gamer4 månader sedan
    • Windows 95 was Mac 89...

      Beth HentgesBeth Hentges2 månader sedan
  • i always wanted this macbook air

    Mohamed AhmedMohamed Ahmed4 månader sedan
  • Can i get a MacBook for free😁😉

    ArtimisticArtimistic4 månader sedan
  • DankPods should flash mod this laptop!

    Kristian NowakKristian Nowak4 månader sedan
  • Hey Hugh!!! Love the video as well as the camera quality. Your videos are just so satisfying to watch.. keep up the good work mate!

    David BeriaDavid Beria4 månader sedan
  • Can someone put the song name in the comments? 🤔🤔🤔

    Aarush AbhilashAarush Abhilash4 månader sedan
  • and i’ve got the 2020 MacBook Air, and holy moly mine is a polar opposite of that one in the video 😂

    Haris RacicHaris Racic4 månader sedan
  • Later in 2008 they switched to SATA which certainly saw performance improvements. I’m not sure you can use iPod drives in those however.

    QuarioQuario54321QuarioQuario543214 månader sedan
  • I thought you cant use chemicals spray for cleaning laptops

    Marionz GamingMarionz Gaming5 månader sedan
    • Alcohol won't oxidize the metal so it's save.

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Why do you install ancient versions of Mac Os

    Davi the HumanDavi the Human5 månader sedan
    • @Ikxi oh

      Davi the HumanDavi the Human2 månader sedan
    • Because that's the latest supported

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Good video.

    nie_mam_pomysłównie_mam_pomysłów5 månader sedan
  • he is a legend for fixing technology

    Zahid PreloZahid Prelo5 månader sedan
  • Wonder what is he going to do with these devices after restoring them

    ሠይጣን ዲያብሎስ 666ሠይጣን ዲያብሎስ 6665 månader sedan
    • He said it's for his collection

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Awesome work , it takes lot of patience to do this.

    Dilip kumar M SDilip kumar M S5 månader sedan
  • You are jeffreys fix eveything

  • Lol the only apple near me is my adams apple... 😞

    Zonuna RalteZonuna Ralte5 månader sedan
  • Arjun

    ArjunTheGamerArjunTheGamer5 månader sedan
  • Binod

    ArjunTheGamerArjunTheGamer5 månader sedan
  • hey, can you pls do a video on how to fix the flexgate issue on the MacBook Pro. I recently took my 2017 MacBook Pro to the apple store to get it fixed and they rejected it saying that there was damage which didnt make, "eligible for the program." I was hoping to fix this issue by replacing the wire rather than the whole display which is much more costly.

    Aariz BaigAariz Baig5 månader sedan
    • ifixit probably has some stuff on that

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Recent Mac: Silence old mac: *ooot*

    ZaemonHDZaemonHD5 månader sedan
  • Only people who didn’t come from ..... oh sorry wrong comment section

    Darth 27Darth 275 månader sedan
  • That is cool

    LOL 123LOL 1235 månader sedan
  • 1:10 that hard drive thingy looks like a toaster LMAO 🤣🤣🤣 I thought he was putting a hard drive in a toaster 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Random 4400Random 44005 månader sedan
  • How do I find good lots and apple products that I can repair?

    Christion WalkerChristion Walker5 månader sedan
    • ebay, just search for used and maybe "broken" or something similar

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Hey Hugh I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and I have made my own SEworld channel but It is really hard to make and edit videos since I use a 2013 MacBook if there is anyway possible could you pls send me one of the macs that you restore I am from Perth btw :)

    notforyoupagenotforyoupage5 månader sedan
    • He said it's for his collection So probably no luck

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Where do u get these kind of laptops and phones

    AW JAW J5 månader sedan
    • ebay

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • Can you try to install chrome os

    crazy scoobycrazy scooby5 månader sedan
  • Cool video. That generation of macbook air wants to be running snow leopard for best performance - much lighter then the bloat that started creeping in with lion

    CARTER Inc.CARTER Inc.5 månader sedan
  • Where do you find refurbished Apple displays from? I am looking for an iPhone 5s replacement display and can't find any that aren't aftermarket displays....

    Deadlykitty99 !Deadlykitty99 !5 månader sedan
  • Your pfp is bad change it

    KingNewfyDogKingNewfyDog5 månader sedan
    • Your existence is bad change it

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • What app do you use to test the disk speed old MacOS?

    Fausto EspíndolaFausto Espíndola5 månader sedan
  • junk laptop :D had 3 of these over the years, overheating issues make it useless and there is no point of changing thermal paste, the cooling system is way underpowered

    Moonraker DeepMoonraker Deep5 månader sedan
  • Bro can you upgrade iphone 6s nand ic chip (16gb to 128gb)? Uh?

    Mohamed ShiflanMohamed Shiflan5 månader sedan
    • the storage chips are paired to each other most likely, and it would take a lot of work that in the end might cost more tham buying the higher storage one in the first place maybe could be done if you have a tool that can pair new hardware parts to a phone but only apple has such tools

      IkxiIkxi2 månader sedan
  • I love that he says “we” when repairing things. It makes me feel like I am helping lol. Great video mate

    Everything TechnicalEverything Technical5 månader sedan
  • i still think its weird how technology has advanced so much in the last 15 years, that tech from 2008 is ALREADY considered "Vintage"! Cars from 2008 aren't considered vintage yet are they...

    375 Media Group - Video Productions375 Media Group - Video Productions5 månader sedan
  • damn you have a lot of alcahol lol

    BenBen5 månader sedan

    John GarlandJohn Garland5 månader sedan
    • Yeah Mate😂👍

      Anonymy _xDAnonymy _xDMånad sedan
    • @Anonymy _xD 100% Pure DankFan

      John GarlandJohn GarlandMånad sedan
    • Are you a Dank Pods fan?

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  • I'm interested in buying a similar lot 👀

    7ani7ani5 månader sedan
  • I remember everyone laughed when the air first came out. Not its the most popular laptop

    04dram0404dram045 månader sedan
  • The first gen is the coolest MB air

    04dram0404dram045 månader sedan
    • No, its the hottest! 🔥

      Hugh JeffreysHugh Jeffreys5 månader sedan
  • Love your videos. Very inspiring. You are the most creative person. 👍🏼

    Anil KinikarAnil Kinikar5 månader sedan
  • The Battery you bought is so damn overpriced. You can find reasonable ones on ebay for about 25$ and they work as fine as the one you bought for about four times the price

    Confuzius1337Confuzius13375 månader sedan
  • Macbook: My last words are... Hugh : say no more

    Harley Quinn’s BrotherHarley Quinn’s Brother5 månader sedan
  • Apple: Sir the display is damaged, you would need to buy another laptop Hugh: haha noobs

    Bhavya SharmaBhavya Sharma5 månader sedan
  • "And...were done." Well done good sir.

    HeimerblasterHeimerblaster5 månader sedan
  • All mabooks have thermal issue, and the worst part is people still buy those hot garbage.

    Ghost DevilGhost Devil5 månader sedan
  • 408 comment

    Ajay KalsiAjay Kalsi5 månader sedan
  • yo hugh jeffreys i luv ur videos soo much i get inspired too in some ways plsss keep uploading these kind of videos we get to learn a lot of things from u!!!! GL and luv u bro!!!

    Md Jaidul IslamMd Jaidul Islam5 månader sedan
  • so the MacBook air has no air ?

    SDRIFTER AbdlmounaimSDRIFTER Abdlmounaim5 månader sedan
  • you said you booted into the external drive after the carbon copy

    SDRIFTER AbdlmounaimSDRIFTER Abdlmounaim5 månader sedan
  • To me i think of apple “cheap laptops or imac” as a fancy calculator but their phones are good tho

    Yaseen AliYaseen Ali5 månader sedan
  • 5:48 holy thermal paste batman

    Michael FosterMichael Foster5 månader sedan
  • All of you people are praising the MacBook. I am just happy because the old intro is back

    Meanwhile In russiaMeanwhile In russia5 månader sedan
  • the heat is caused by how the core-2 duo operates,it just naturally competes with the sun

    Lavernius MontgomeryLavernius Montgomery5 månader sedan
  • My Dad used his till 2019. Screen finally cracked

    MadtrackMadtrack5 månader sedan
    • those dual core core 2 duos are great, so thin and so fast

      Señor LornSeñor Lorn3 månader sedan
  • You are good brother.

    Rishi nishadRishi nishad5 månader sedan
  • good video

    JAMADA TECHJAMADA TECH5 månader sedan
  • I have the 2009 model in near-mint condition. There are some errors in this video. Its not a 'micro DVI' port, its a mini DisplayPort. The Magsafe charging port was designed for a different connector that sits flat on the desk. I replaced the iPod drive with an OWC SSD years and years ago. Also repasted and applied some thermal pads inside. The battery is in great condition. There's only 2 major problems with mine - 1. The stupid weak screen hinges (which is a major, known design fault that doesn't even get a mention here). 2. Its under powered for the later bloaty versions of OS X. I put Snow Leopard back on using my SuperDrive and the original OS DVD but even getting a useable browser on there is a struggle these days. So currently its running Linux Mint instead, but getting that working was a whole other story...

    agaskewagaskew5 månader sedan
    • @Nosiewa Noah well done, take a bow

      agaskewagaskew5 månader sedan
    • shut up kid

      Nosiewa NoahNosiewa Noah5 månader sedan
  • This dude is the best I will sh he fixed devices for fans

    guraman Singhguraman Singh5 månader sedan
  • I hate it when they kill they upgradable laptop.But after several year it become better.Dont get it wrong,for design and quality standpoint,its very good.So in the end,on 2020 on Feb i buy it.And I admit it a very good laptop.It has very good display.Very portable.I love it.I will be using this amazing microsoft surface pro 7 a long time.Thanks.Love

    ai_ 5420ai_ 54205 månader sedan
  • Hi, im new to youtube and want to become a tech youtuber. I would trully appreciate if you all could cheak out my channel.

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