Can't remove Macbook Hard Drive!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by FleurDuMal, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

    FleurDuMal

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    Hey,

    I'm replacing my Macbooks hard drive for the second time. The first time I replaced it I stupidly followed the official Apple guide which makes no mention of the hard drive caddy, so ended up chucking the caddy away with the old hard drive (yes, I know, durr). So now I'm trying to fit in my nice new 500GB HD and have not tab or anything to grab onto to get my old drive out of Macbook :(

    So yeah...I'm completely stuck on how to get the little git out. Any ideas?!?
    :confused:
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Apple - Support - Discussions - Installed new hard drive, forgot EMI ...

    Since you are missing the caddy, you may have to substitute another piece of metal.
     
  3. FleurDuMal thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for asking since it's no help to you but... Why did you throw away the hard drive? Was it dead? Or were you just upgrading your hard drive?
     
  5. FleurDuMal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was just upgrading my hard drive from 40GB to 250GB. Thinking about it, I might still have the caddy attached to that old hard drive. Problem is its 200+ miles away at the moment.
     
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  8. FleurDuMal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just to let you know, I eventually got the damn thing out by cutting a strip of cardboard, folding it slighly at the end, applying some two sided sellotape to it, attaching it to the hard drive and just pulling it out. Worked like a dream. Now I'm just looking for a caddy so I don't have this problem again.

    Thanks guys :)
     
  9. silverblack macrumors 68020

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    ... or you can just use tape to make a big piece of tab for pulling.
     

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