Advice on 2005 Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MoonGuy, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. MoonGuy macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Harddrive blew on my macbook and its out of warranty. Can I just buy a harddrive and install it and put in the Mac OSX installation CD and it will be ok. Or is there something fancy formatting i would have to do before installing.:confused::confused::confused:
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    Yes, you can replace the dead drive with any SATA 2.5" drive that's 9.5mm in height.

    Once you've installed the drive, boot up from your OS X install disc. Launch Disk Utility. Partition your drive (make sure to use GUID partition table). Return to the OS X installation process and continue with the installation. Done.
  3. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
  4. MoonGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
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    Thank you for your help.

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