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    stupid question about external enclosure

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    Unhappy stupid question about external enclosure
    I am trying to place my macbook pro hard drive (which is a seagate momentus 5400.6) into an 2.5" sabrent sata enclosure and it won't fit! This is probably a simple solution but it seems to have pins (screws) on the longer sides of the hd and i cannot remove these. Do i need a special tool for this or is it the wrong size enclosure... it seems like it would fit if these pins were removed. Help please

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    stupid question about external enclosure
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenga226 View Post
    I am trying to place my macbook pro hard drive (which is a seagate momentus 5400.6) into an 2.5" sabrent sata enclosure and it won't fit! This is probably a simple solution but it seems to have pins (screws) on the longer sides of the hd and i cannot remove these. Do i need a special tool for this or is it the wrong size enclosure... it seems like it would fit if these pins were removed. Help please
    You didn't indicate which MacBook Pro model (year) you have. Review the proper teardown guide from iFixit to see how they managed the drive.

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    stupid question about external enclosure
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    the pins are you call them are probably screws with points on them. They should unscrew somehow. Like LB asked, which model MBP?

    My iMac G5 iSight had things that poked into holes on the right hand side of the drive. I was able to unscrew them from the drive.

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    stupid question about external enclosure

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    It is a MacBook Pro 15" 2.3 mghz core i5.... Thank you for that teardown info. didn't know about that site. It is definitely a screw and i just need the right tool. Thanks to both of you!

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    It is a 2011

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