Hard Drive replaced but loose

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  1. SBG macrumors newbie

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    Today I decided to replace the 160gb 5400 hard drive in my late 2008 macbook 2.0. I replaced it with a 250gb 7200rpm that was brand new and removed from a macbook pro. The problem I had was when i installed the 250gb hd its very loose and i was wondering if anyone had any advice? Does anyone know what apple might say if i take it in with the loose hd, otherwise im gonna have to reinstall the original drive
     
  2. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    If installed correctly it shouldn't be loose. Try again.
     
  3. silverblack macrumors 68020

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    The screw shown in picture should tighten up the bracket, which in turn lock the drive in place. Wait, when you take you the stock drive, did you transfer the four little rubber feet over to the new drive? Without them, the new drive will surely be loose.
     

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  4. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    No rubber feet on this model. All that needs to be transferred are the four torx screws.
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68020

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    Right, 4 screws that stick out from the sides, which sit on the plastic liners.
     
  6. SBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not sure how to remove the four sticking out of the sides thats why its loose
     
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  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Get a torx set. I can't remember what size you'll have to use, but it's tiny. Better yet, if you have a buddy at a radio shack, borrow theirs...:D
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Size 00 philips I believe.
     
  10. SBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it and everything is working fine now...thanks
     
  11. silverblack macrumors 68020

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    Great! Noticed any extra vibration?
     
  12. SBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    none at all and its quiet. i really appreciate your help i was about to put the smaller hd back in and give up and sell the larger hd on ebay. applecare tried to tell me the 250gb hd that came out of a new macbook pro wasnt going to work and wouldnt fit
     

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