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Discussion in 'macOS' started by piatti, Aug 7, 2012.
MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD
the guide includes:
0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
1. Getting a new HDD
2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)
Apple Genius said that Snow Leopard won't install, and thinks it could be because of the drive and said they'll check if the harddrive is compatible. What could be the problem?
I don't really understand. Do you have a problem with that HDD? Have you formatted it correctly* via Disk Utility from the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD?
2009 MBPs were released before Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was even released, thus any available Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD will be able to perform a clean install on any installed HDD, unless you have firmware issues due to having Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed, but I don't know about that.
* How to format a new HDD to install Mac OS X onto (or make a bootable copy onto)
Ok nevermind the cable was out of order so the cable was replaced for under $20 and it works now.