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    Up-grade MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch.

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    Up-grade MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch.
    Good morning everyone, I have recently done something I have never done before, I took the back plate off my late 2011 MacBook Pro and fitted a SSD and 16GB of RAM. It was a case of having spent the money why pay a repair man more money? Get the tools out young man and do it yourself (I hesitate to type DIY because that to me means "destroy it yourself"). Anyway I set my stall up and was soon inside the machine and in what seemed no time at all I was screwing the back plate back in place. Now for me that was a massive step and was on tenter hooks all the way until I switched the laptop on again and installed El Capitan; the upshot is all works well. In fact just like a new machine not a 7 year old one, fantastic (at least for me). If I can do it anyone can, now where have I heard those famous words before? I have not gone as far as to partition the 250Gb SSD because I would not know how or even what to do.

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    Well done, Keith. I wouldn't bother partitioning the SSD, no need to do that.
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    Hello Jake, I in my misguided info box thought it was obligatory the partition your hard drive, solid or not. that means yet another myth can get deleted from my ever decreasing brain box. Thank you Jake.

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    DIY - that to me means "destroy it yourself"
    That's exactly what happens to me, Keith, when I engage in that sort of thing.

    That's why I'm a GSI man - "Get Someone In"

    Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by sllewk View Post
    Hello Jake, I in my misguided info box thought it was obligatory the partition your hard drive, solid or not. that means yet another myth can get deleted from my ever decreasing brain box. Thank you Jake.

    Very best regards from Keith in Derby England.
    Well, Keith, technically you DID partition the drive, just that the partition is ONE partition and in that partition you installed the operating system. You may not have known you did that, as the installer probably accomplished it for you on the new drive, but there you go, another tick in another box!
    Jake

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    Well, Keith, technically you DID partition the drive, just that the partition is ONE partition and in that partition you installed the operating system.

    Ahh...Jake beat me to the correction first, so always best to scroll down fist rather than just hit the reply button.


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    Ian, Jake and Patrick, thank you for your input on this 'high tech' subject (at least high tech for me). Nice to know my efforts are being read out there.

    Very best regards from Keith in Derby England.
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    Ian, I like the GSI note, at my age and having fallen off a ladder a couple of years ago (broke four vertebra) I have been banned from do it yourself so I too am a GSI man!

    Very best regards from Keith in Derby England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    That's exactly what happens to me, Keith, when I engage in that sort of thing.

    That's why I'm a GSI man - "Get Someone In"

    Ian


    Gee Ian,

    Here I was thinking you had been a surgeon, or were you...??? Hmmm...???


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    That's on a "Need to Know" basis, Patrick.

    But then interventional procedures on the brain and spine is not the same as putting up a shelf.

    And why should I stand in the way of SWMBO?

    She's a cordon bleu cook - I'm cordon noir. You know when the dinner I've cooked is ready - the fire alarm goes off!

    Keep this to yourself, of course

    Ian
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    She's a cordon bleu cook - I'm cordon noir. You know when the dinner I've cooked is ready - the fire alarm goes off!

    Congratulations Ian, with those qualifications out here you would be referred to as a good BBQer.



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