New MBP 17'' - necessary to remove battery when replacing ram/hdd?

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  1. cokedrinker macrumors member

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    Howdy,

    So, Im getting a new MBP 17'' and will be upgrading the ram and hdd myself. I see on the ifixit guide that they removed the battery as a precaution, but is it really necessary?

    Also, i believe the screwdrivers i need are #00 philips + torx T6 (tri wing #0 if removing battery). Does it matter if these are magnetised?

    Any help appreciated,

    Cheers
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'd say it's recommended. You don't want any power to RAM or the HDD when you're removing/replacing them.
     
  3. rebby macrumors 6502

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    No need to remove the battery. When I worked on mine, I just unplugged the battery.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    They did not remove the battery, they disconnected it, and it is fairly easy to reconnect.

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  5. cokedrinker thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent, didnt realise i could disconnect battery so easily.

    Cheers guys
     
  6. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I once swapped from hdd to ssd in a 13 inch while the machine was sleeping. Although I would not reccomend it. I did not have any issues.
     
  7. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    How did that work? You already had os installed on the ssd?
     
  8. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the SSD had a clone of the HDD. I forgot to shut down the machine. When I opened it again it went into beach ball indefinitely. When I rebooted it was fine.
     
  9. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    aslong as the computers fully off and you are static free i dont see removing or disconnecting the power. yeah i know im a rebel. :cool:
     

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