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    Oct 30, 2009
    Question Anyone had problems replacing a MacBook hard drive?
    I'm looking at replacing my Macbook's (3,1/Santa Rosa) 80GB hard drive with a 320GB WD Scorpio Blue

    My dad is worried that something might go wrong, preventing my MacBook from working. So I was wondering if anyone has had anything go wrong when swapping a MacBook hard drive and if anyone has any tips for doing this?

    (I'll be following the guide on iFixit to replace it)


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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Has he seen the guide on how easy it is?

    Print out the iFixit guide.

    Total of three pieces (counting the battery and hard drive) to take out and 7 screws.

    It'll take all of 5-10 minutes.

    Make sure you have the right screwdriver.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2012), Mac Mini (Late 2012) iPad 3, iPhone6
    Purchased my first Mac pro on the Thurs and had it upgraded on the Saturday, I have been a PC for the last 16 years and changed over last week. backed up my system and changed the drive and 35 mins later the 500Gb was back up with all the apps.....

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