Instal new ssd lion 13 2.8

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yamin2000, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. yamin2000 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    i bought new m4 ssd 120,my MBP is i7 2.8 13 inch
    i watched a lot of youtube and still could not find the answer
    i know how to instal the ssd but how i can instal the lion .
    my MBP came with lion and i came without cd in the box
    i do not care about my data in the MBP ,so i do not mind fresh lion

    any recommendation for screwdriver in uk
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    First make sure you to install any updates for the MacBook Pro before installing the SSD. There might be a firmware update, depending on your MacBook Pro model. It might have been already installed when you bought the MacBook Pro, but just make sure you can access something called Lion Recovery Mode. This lets you install a fresh copy of Lion by downloading the software from Apple.

    See here:
  3. yamin2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    i saw that before but when i instal the ssd .do u mean i can connect to the internet and download the lion or do u mean i should make a copy of my lion using the Recovery Mode for example to usb then after installing the ssd i connect the usb and recover it from it?
    sorry i do not know any things about mac this my 1st one


    i think i got it all i need to do instal the ssd and the use hold down the Command key and the R key (Command-R), and the then it will donwload the lion
    is it correct ?
  4. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I'm 99% sure that's how it works. I don't have OS X Lion so I can't tell you out of experience about how it works. Hopefully someone else who has Lion can post and make sure for you.
  5. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
    Yes you boot into the Lion Recovery and it will Download, then bring you to a menu to open disk utility, terminal, or reinstall lion, then reinstall lion and it will download and install.
  6. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
  7. yamin2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    is there any steps i should do before discounting my old HARD drive ?
    or just shut down the laptop and replace it

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