add ram and swap hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snouter, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    I still have the older style 2008 LED MBPs where you have to remove the top of the laptop with jewelers screwdrivers and whip out the torx screwdrivers to replace the hard drive. A hassle, but no biggie.

    Ram is easy on the older laptops.

    How easy is it to do this on the new MBPs?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think it's the same. I doubt internal design has changed so just open the case and switch the HD and RAM
     
  3. snouter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On the newer unibodies?

    Seems like I'm going to need trap doors of some sort?

    Do I need to go under the keyboard or has Apple actually made it pretty easy to do both this time?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It doesn't void warranty and even Apple provides instructions how to do it so it's pretty easy. If you know how to hold a screwdriver in your hand, you can do it.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/
     
  5. snouter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, those videos were perfect.

    So, basically, the bottom is one large trap door. Pretty cool.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yeah, and I think the new ones aren't different. Of course one wire can be red while it was green in previous gen but overall the surgery should be the same
     
  7. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Both RAM and HDD swaps are VERY easy using with the uMBP's. If you know how to take apart your pre-unibody MBP, you will have absolutely no issues.
     

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