Changing the HD on a 17 MBP

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

  1. EJ123 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009
    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.

  2. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    On the 17" UMBP it sounds like it's about a 10min swap. Google it you will find a few video's, has step by step. It looks pretty straight forward if you have the right size screw driver and torx.

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