Looking for DIY Guide to replace hard drive in Penryn 2.4 MBP, NOT Unibody

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  1. euphoriasonic macrumors member

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    NOT the unibody new one, i have the previous 2.4 GHz penryn model # A1260

    it has 4 GB of Ram, if that matters.

    I looked on iFixit.com, for a hard-drive replacement guide. They have one for the unibody models already, but they don't seem to have one listed for the 2.4 GHz macbook pro yet.

    i have my new 500GB hard drive sitting here, and i'd like to replace it ASAP. but need to know if anything has changed in the process of replacing an internal Macbook Pro hard drive, from the iFixit guides on the 2.16 - 2.33 GHz models.

    Or maybe a guide is available elsewhere? my google search wasn't coming up with any luck. i'm too broke to pay $60 and wait until tomorrow to have Best Buy Geek Squad do it, and i've never done an internal hard-drive replacement before, on Mac. i've built pc towers, though....!

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks, Happy Holidays :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Google it and you'll find both sites and videos on YouTube.
     
  3. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    If anything has changed, it'll be so minor you won't even notice.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Here is a youtube video of it being done here. It seems pretty easy to me, but I've replaced a few hard drives in Mac Laptops before.
     
  5. euphoriasonic thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks everyone, appreciate it. i'll try the utube link ;)
     
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  7. euphoriasonic thread starter macrumors member

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    everthing installed great, os x is up and running smooth. thanks! :)
     
  8. euphoriasonic thread starter macrumors member

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    in case anyone reads this in the future, i followed both the DIY guide link given in the post above mine, as well as the youtube link, posted further up. i was really scared to attempt this myself, and wanted to make sure i did it right. Although they were slightly different than each other, the outcome was still the same... don't let all those screws and having to lift up the keyboard case, fool you... it's not that hard at all! Thanks for the inspiration guys!

    all worked great. thanks again to those for posting the helpful links, i was very happy with accomplishing this task by-myself. and of course, it saved me $60 bux at Best Buy or Fry's, for service :)
     
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    its so easy you dont actually need instructions
     
  10. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading the HDD won't void the original or AC warranty?
     
  11. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    That's what I want to know, as I would like to upgrade to a 500GB HD in the near future, but do not want to void AppleCare.
     
  12. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Upgrading the Hard Drive DOES NOT void the Warranty or Apple Care
     
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    ^ Yea, replacing "user-replaceable" parts is not voiding anything. Except common sense 2008.
     
  14. oneEG6 macrumors member

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    Upgrading the MBP's discussed in this post will void your warranty, unless it is done by an authorized Apple service provider. If you ever need to have work done under warranty you'll need to show proof it was installed by such a provider.
     
  15. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    If its true that the warranty will be voided... just swap the original hard drive back in before taking it in for warranty service.

    Doesn't take very long, esp if you've done it before.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I've sent my computer in for repairs with an upgraded HDD and Apple didn't care.
     
  17. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    With no proof of it being swapped by someone approved by Apple? hm.... Interesting
     

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