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MacBook Pro - I finally got brave and opened my MBP to switch out the hard drive and...(Pics)


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...it was so easy. I was expecting it to be a huge pain like my old iBook was so I was putting off upgrading forever, but since I am going to do a clean install for Leopard I figure now would be a good time to do it.

Only problem is I don't have my new hard drive yet so I guess it'll just have to stay in pieces for awhile.

Not like you haven't seen MBP insides before, but I took pics anyways:







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Hey, a Toshiba drive! If you didn't need to keep that around for warranty purposes (assuming you still have one) I'd recommend a little bit of percussive maintenance on that thing (the drive, not the laptop)...

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Hey, a Toshiba drive! If you didn't need to keep that around for warranty purposes (assuming you still have one) I'd recommend a little bit of percussive maintenance on that thing (the drive, not the laptop)...
Thanks MyNameIs for the pics. What drive did you install in the MBP? I take it that Toshiba is the drive you took out? Opps, Now I see the Apple on the Toshiba. Feel so stupid!


Geeky, I take it you do not like Toshiba 2.5" drives?
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I like Toshiba drives (and computers) just fine...


...after they've been appropriately neutralized through smashing, burning, drowning or any combination thereof.


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What drive did you install in the MBP?
I just ordered a 200GB 7200RPM Hitachi.
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rofl @ shocker sticker.
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rofl @ shocker sticker.
Since I know you want one...you can get them at http://www.grafixpressions.com/. In my defense I got mine free with another order...
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Well it is back together and a bit quicker to boot up. I am still amazed at how easy it was. I still haven't got around to getting Leopard though...
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