I want to install a Seagate Momentus 5400 250 GB HD Can I?

I have a MacBook 13" with a 1.83capsule  GHz Intel Core Duo and the internal hard drive quit on me. I can't even get disk utilities to see the disk, much less mount it. Fortunately for me, I have a Time Machine on an external HD, and another external HD that I was able to install OS X 10.6.8 (using updates) so I can use the computer.  I am looking at a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250GB 2.5 Hard Drive-SATA 3GB, 8MB
Can I do this? As the original HD was 60GB, will there be any problem using the 250GB drive? Also, I need to know how to install it (Actually, because my hands shake, I am going to ask a friend to do the actual work).
This is NOT the Seagate Momentus XT that is 7200 rpm spindle speed that seems to be causing trouble to some people.

Welcome to Apple Support Communities.
Yes, the drive you mentioned will work just fine, and someone can install it for you with the proper tools, a very small Torx T8driver, and a very small Phillips #0 screwdriver.
OtherWorldComputing has videos that show the remove/reinstall process step-by-step for each specific Mac model:
This is the one you'll probably need for your original MacBook:
I've purchased several Mac upgrades from OtherWorldComputing (www.macsales.com) They are a great source of reliable Mac parts and information, and sell separate components as well as complete kits with all the tools necessary for the swap with the hard drive of your choice.
You can purchase tools separately or in a kit including an external USB drive housing to make copying your internal hard drive contents to the new drive easier. Since your internal drive is not working, you may not need want another external housing now, but it might come in handy later.
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