need immediate help with hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jlreed1, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. jlreed1 macrumors member

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    i'm literally two steps away from installing a new hard drive and i can't get the torx screws out. is it absolutley vital i take them out and put them in the new hard drive?

    thanks
    jlr
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Er... If I remember correctly, there should be three phillips screws on the "L" bracket and then four phillips on the drive carrier. I'm not sure where you're getting ANY torx...

    *heads to ifixit*

    Ah, four torx. Yes, you need to get those off to put the new drive in the carrier.

    You really need to have a torx screwdriver for this, but if you're okay with ruining the screws, you can use a flathead screwdriver that is small enough to fit in the torx head.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    go buy some torx screws! they are so cheap! dont ruin them.
     
  4. jlreed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just ran over to a friend's house who messes with computers a lot. Got everything sorted out and I'm posting from my 13" uMB with a new 500 gig hard drive.

    Thanks for the quick responses!
    JLR
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yewww!!! the hard drive space fills up quickly believe me. it will be gone before you know it

    goodluck!
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Oh how right you are! Going from a computer with limited space of 70GB (lots of which wasn't used by me, family computer), then going to a laptop with 120GB all to myself I thought it would be great. Then I got an external 500GB hard drive... now I wish it was a 1TB hard drive... How can I use up so much space so quickly?! xD
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its really crazy!! i have around 5TB of storage sitting at my house, with barely 2TB left at most. it just gets filled up!! when i get out into the workforce a very nice big RAID system is in order :):)
     

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