Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
07-22-2013, 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by rustyk123
Here is what you can do to get the job done at no cost. Remove the hard drive as pigoo3 said. It is very simple:
- If yours has the removable battery, remove it. There is 3 screws spread across one side (other sides have more), remove those. The hard drive is in the front right of the computer and will slide right out.
- If you don't have the removable battery, there is 10 screws on the bottom, that pops off (has a few snaps to hold it in the middle as well). Then inside there is a black bar with orange spots on it, remove the 2 screws on it, and then the hard drive will lift out and unplug.
Then move the hard drive to the other MacBook and now you have your screen. Just make sure you switch it back after you wipe the drive.
This is a very good idea...especially since the OP mentioned that both of the MacBook's they have are exactly the same (no OS version issues).
The two things we don't know are:
1. What OS version is on the HD that needs to be erased (if it has a recovery partition or not to boot into)...then erase the main partition.
2. If the HD has 10.6 or earlier on it...and if so...then the OP will need an OS DVD to boot into...in order to erase the HD.
Again...a very good idea.
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