noob question about hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 150-cav, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. 150-cav macrumors newbie

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    i have a 13" macbook and i want to change the hard drive, i saw the step by step instructions but the bottom side of my macbook doesn't look like that.

    any help is great, but here is what i've heard

    i heard that you have to use the same brand of hard drive as what came with your mac, is that true?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    What MacBook do you have? You can use any 2.5" SATA drive, it doesn't have to be from same manufacturer as your current
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    As noted by Hellhammer ( \m/ ), this is not true at all. You just need a disk that fits.
     
  4. 150-cav thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, this site is really helpful, i followed your links and found some install videos at other world computing, very helpful

    this is why i left windows lol
     
  5. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    ifixit.com has some excellent tutorials as well

    my macbook white fan died, and they had excellent step by step instructions on taking it apart and diy servicing it
     

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