Macbook Hard Drive Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gilbert1020, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2008
    Would the Apple Geniuses help me install a new internal hard drive into my Macbook and reinstall Mac OSX?
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Check for guides specific to your computer model.

    Then insert a retail OS DVD or the restore media that came with your machine to reinstall the OS.

    Edit: Sorry, I misunderstood. Apple Geniuses will replace a drive, sometimes in-store, if you have a problem with yours. Contact Apple Support and your local store for information. They will not (as far as I know) install a HD that you bought from a third party.
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    I believe so, but I would recommend you do it yourself.

    All you need is a USB adapter to interface to your new drive, Clone it to the new drive, and swap. Done.

    It really is that simple - no reinstall necessary.
  4. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Yes for a nice fee! Depending on your model replacing the hard drive easy to somewhat easy.

    For the white macbook's you just need to pop the battery and remove some philips screws, slide out the hard drive, and then install the hard drive bracket on the new drive (held on my torx screws). No unhooking of wires or anything.

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