I've recently had a macbook laptop fall into my possession. It belonged to a friend of mine, but she doesn't want it any more because it doesn't work. From what I understand, the hard drive stopped working in it; more particularly it emitted the distinctive hard drive "death rattle" sound and then the computer stopped being able to boot to mac OS X.
I have the laptop here with a dead hard drive in it. Would it be possible to go on newegg.com or somewhere of the sort and order a new laptop hard drive, say, a Western Digital Scorpio:
and install it in the laptop? And even if I did that, I don't have a mac OS X installation CD. Could I just load Windows 7 on it instead?
Thanks in advance for the help!