New hard drive..is loose??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kinkster, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    On my 13 inch MBP, I just installed a new WD scorpio blue hard drive. I'm pretty sure I did everything right, but it wiggles around. What's wrong?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Did you move the 4 screws from the original hard drive onto the new one?
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    re-install it again. Better yet, go solid state, SSD.. :D
     
  4. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    Remove it from the Macbook and have a look at things that may of gone wrong like screws in the right place ect....


    If you re fit it again and get the same issue i have a good youtube video for you i recently watched which is very good just to make sure your applying correctly

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rF-jhEBWbU


    Hope this is a help
    :apple: Mat L
     
  5. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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  6. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    4 screws from the original? I only removed 2 to remove the original HD, the two black ones over the plastic "arm" that goes over the edge of the HD.
     
  7. apple2c macrumors newbie

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    I've got the exact same problem. Not sure what to do about it. What's the latest K?
     
  8. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at the hard drive, which you removed. It should have 2 torx 6 screws screwed into either side (for a total of 4) of the hard drive. These 4 screws need to be removed and replaced on to the new hard drive prior to remounting.
     
  9. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    x2, there are *four* torx screws that need to be transferred from the old drive to the new.
     
  10. apple2c macrumors newbie

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    thanks cheeto, erat, wotan et al.

    worked.

    somehow I missed that step...

    I really appreciate it.
     
  11. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    You are quite welcome. I am glad that it worked for you. Enjoy! ;)
     
  12. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Hahaha, such simple slips of the mind have cost me tons on Advil.
     

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