Changing the HD on a 17 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EJ123, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. EJ123 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 13, 2009
    #1
    Hello,
    I am hesitating between the 15 and the 17 and, as I thought I had resolved my preferences, I find a new issue:

    It is trivial to change the HD on the 15. It is not so on the 17. One has
    to remove the battery which one is not supposed to do?

    So if I am thinking of getting the low end MAC HD and swapping myself
    for an SSD in a few months when they get more interesting price/GB,
    this is easy to do for the 15 but not for th 17. So that should be a minus
    in the 17 column?

    Am I wrong to worry about this? Other issues resolved and discussed in other threads are size, matte option, max RAM.

    Thanks
     
  2. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Kansas City
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    On the 17" UMBP it sounds like it's about a 10min swap. Google it you will find a few video's, www.ifixit.com has step by step. It looks pretty straight forward if you have the right size screw driver and torx.
     

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