2007 mbp hard drive removal. Spudger alternative?

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

  1. Arkanok macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2007
    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


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    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

    Jan 6, 2015
    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 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    Corner of a plastic card, like a drivers license, credit, or library card should work fine.
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I used my fingers back when I did my 2008 machine. Same internal layout.

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