2007 mbp hard drive removal. Spudger alternative?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Arkanok, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

    Arkanok

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    So I'm about to swap the hard drive in my 2007 MacBook pro, and when I looked up how to replace the drive, the guide said I needed a spudger to pry the glued ribbon from the original drive but I can't find one of these tools.

    Are there any alternative items I can use instead? I imagine a flat screwdriver is a bad idea because they're metal and could scratch or damage the inside of the computer or cable.
     
  2. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

    iCheddar

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    Just pull it up. The cable on the 07 is barely adhered. As long as you're not an orangutan you'll be fine.
     
  3. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    The handle of a plastic knife or other plastic utensil should be fine if you really want to use a tool to do it, otherwise as already mentioned just carefully & slowly pull up on it as there's not much holding it down.
     
  4. duervo macrumors 68000

    duervo

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    Corner of a plastic card, like a drivers license, credit, or library card should work fine.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I used my fingers back when I did my 2008 machine. Same internal layout.
     

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