Advice on 2005 Macbook

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

  1. MoonGuy macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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  4. MoonGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help.
     

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