How to remove the hard drive from an old MacBook?

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  1. timiscute, Nov 12, 2010
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    timiscute macrumors member

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    I'm not the most computer savy guy in the world but I thought I'd ask the question. Is there a way to remove the hard drive from an old MacBook I have that stopped working (the plug where the power cord goes in is messed up nothing is wrong with the hard drive I believe) and use that hard drive as an external hard drive for my new(ish) iMac and use it for extra space? It would be amazing if I could. Anyone know how I can do this? thanks

    ~Tim
     
  2. timiscute thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome can someone give me a quick step by step guide on how to remove the hard drive/and erase everything off it. And are there certain enclosures that are not compatible or something? thanks I really know nothing about this sort of thing

    and these enclosures just plug in via usb?
     
  3. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Follow http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/Mac one of their guides just choose your laptop. Its pretty simple to remove the hard drive.

    Just look for an enclosure that's 2.5" and yes they just plug right into the USB.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Once the drive is in an enclosure, hook it up to your iMac and use Disk Utility to Format the drive.
     
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  7. timiscute, Nov 12, 2010
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    timiscute thread starter macrumors member

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    I'ts a powerbook I mistyped in the OP sorry

    can someone please help me with the emi fingers? the only thing i see under the screw i just took out theres a metal thing that is screwed in by another small silver screw
     
  8. FD1830 macrumors newbie

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    Replacing a 2007 Black Macbook's Harddrive

    Hi guys,
    i want to get a friend an upgrade for his black end of 2007 macbook. i was wondering what kind of hard drives would be compatible and how easy they are to install.
    http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=763 does anyone know if that one is compatible, and if not, which ones are?

    Thanks, much appreciated
    :) :) :)
     
  9. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Yah that will work. Any Sata 2.5" Hard drive will work.
     

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