Putting an internal 7200RPM drive into MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Andrew07, May 16, 2007.

  1. Andrew07 macrumors 6502

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    I'm a bit of a computer-moron, so I appologize if this is a stupid question. Can you switch out the 5400RPM internal drive on the 15'' Macbook Pro with a quicker and larger one? Can I do this myself, or would I have to take it to an Apple dealer? Also, does this void any type of Apple warranty? Thanks!
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Sure you can. Go to newegg, get yourself a 2.5" HD, and follow these directions. It does void your waranty.
     
  3. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I've done it several times now (once for myself and a few other times for friends) and it's fairly simple as long as you take your time and don't force anything.

    I like to take advantage of having the case open and putting an 802.11n AirPort card in while I'm there (that only applies to CD MBPs.)

    MD
     
  4. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

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    It only voids your warrenty if you break something. If everything goes ok, and then something else breaks, simply put the old drive back in and send it off.
     
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    Correct. I've just installed a new drive in my MBP and I read the warranty policy thoroughly before doing it :)
     
  6. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    Correct...warranty is only void if you caused the malfunction...since I visit a local service centre here in Toronto, he knows that I upgrade the hard drive myself, knows I know what I'm doing, and does not hesitate to service it if I need it (when I had my core duo and replaced the logic board for example).
     
  7. Andrew07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that link, Lovesong. Which brand of hard drive would you guys suggest?
     
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    I stuck to the Toshiba one that Apple uses (bought it from OWC); I don't want the thing overheating or anything. I have no idea where you'd get a 7200 from.
     

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