How to swap MacBook hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SeanEE89, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. SeanEE89 macrumors regular

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    I am just wondering what kind of screw driver I need to get the hard drive out of the brace.

    I am trying to upgrade my MacBooks Hard Drive from a 160GB to a 320GB drive and I have no clue what kind of screw driver I need to get =\
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    Torx T8

    Mine came in a set of electronics screwdrivers from Radioshack.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea need a torx 8 (can get at sears) and tiny phillips screwdrivers

    thats all you need
     
  4. onehotchili macrumors newbie

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    hmmmm.... FYI, i used a #9 torx for my mac book... not a #8. just saying...
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the screw is specified for torx 8. i wouldnt mismatch it as it could mess it up
     
  6. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    You can also just use a regular flat-blade screwdriver, but it won't work as well.
     
  7. Lopes macrumors 6502

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    what size phillips head works with the bottom panel screws for replacing the memory? #0x2"?

    not to derail the topic, but when you get the new harddrive, can you just plop it in, boot, insert install disc, and then be good to go? Or do you need to format the drive first in an enclosure or something?
     
  8. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    you pop in your osx #1 cd and reinstall the os that way
     
  9. dcMobile macrumors member

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    You may have to use Disk Utility (available under Utilities menu bar item when booted from install disk) to format the drive first.
     

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