Manual available for 2009 17 inch Macbook Pro

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  1. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    RAM AND HDD ARE USER REPLACEABLE.

    There are RAM/HDD replacement pages!
     
  2. detz macrumors 65816

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    Yeah and it looks dead simple. I mean, we already knew they were replaceable but it's nice they have instructions.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Did we? I could have sworn that we were afraid that they wouldn't be since we can't take out the battery.
     
  4. detz macrumors 65816

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    You can take out the battery....Apple just says you can't.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    That looks MUCH easier to open than my 2006 model. It's good to see Apple moving in the right direction.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The ram and hard drive replacement is the same as the other models. Except this one, you have to take the entire cover off to get access to both items, while the other is half a cover for hdd and the other half for the memory.
     
  7. xilni macrumors member

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    Eh? You mean it can be user replaced?
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    It's probably like the MacBook Air battery. Remove some screws and detach a power cable from the header, and it just lifts out. It's not the convenient on-the-go half-cover and ZIF connector the MB and 15" MBP have, but it shouldn't be that hard if you actually know what you're doing.
     
  9. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    At least those ten screws will make it harder for a thief to steal your HDD or RAM (and yes, it's happened). Plus, honestly, how many times a day are you going to take that cover off anyway? :rolleyes: Glad to see the HDD and RAM is user accessible/replaceable.
     
  10. mforce300 macrumors newbie

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    The service source manual (aka the real manual) is also available for those with GSX permissions.... would post a link but then i'd get in deep trouble....
     
  11. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    "Do not remove the battery from your MacBook Pro. The battery
    should be replaced only by an Apple Authorized Service Provider"


    Hahahahaha
     

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