Is it difficult to update my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gohome190, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. gohome190 macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2007
    I have a 15 incher. In the future, will i be able to add a larger harddrive? How about a better Video Card? I know ram is very easy to install, but I haven't heard anything about updating other system parts.

  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    hard drive: not user replaceable, but not too difficult

    video card: I think that's pretty hard, but am not sure.

    Check out for guides on how to replace just about everything on your mbp, there's bounds to be lots of youtube videos on it too.
  3. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    No dice on the GPU. Graphics cards on mac laptops (and almost every laptop) are not upgradeable.

    RAM as you said is very easy, take out the battery and there are three screws that you need to remove to get access to both RAM slots.

    You can Upgrade the Hard drive, but it is not considered user removable and unless you are really comfortable tearing apart your laptop I'd say take it to an apple store or apple certified repair place to get the HD swapped out.
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    HD's aren't too bad (I have a 320GB but now they have a 500GB that will fit in there), I dunno about Video Cards....
  5. syclonefx macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    Daytona Beach Fl
    The HD is pretty easy to replace. You can't upgrade the video card. I upgraded my HD to a 320GB HD this past weekend.
  6. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    replacing a video card on a laptop is not possible at all-even if it was possible, doing so would completely void your warranty-not to mention insanely expensive. The same goes for the CPU

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