Replace Hard Drive from MBP with one from uMB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KettyKrueger, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502a

    KettyKrueger

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    Hi All,

    Would I be okay to take the hard drive out of a unibody Macbook and put it in a MacBook Pro? Or will I have to reinstall Snow Leopard?

    Also, what tools do I need to replace the hard drive on a MBP?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

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    Apple does not want you in there, but there are a lot of people that have replaces their hard drives without any trouble. You will need some very small screw drivers.
     
  3. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KettyKrueger

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    You sure? They have diagrams in the manuals of how to replace hdds and ram.

    I'm just don't have the MBP yet, 'spose I could check the manual on-line but that won't tell me if I can slot in a hdd from a Macbook.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The drives should work, but the general recommendation I've seen around here is that when moving from one machine type to another, it's wise to reinstall the OS to make sure everything appropriate for the new machine gets installed.

    Are you doing this just to move your data? If so, when you get the MBP, just hook it up via Ethernet to the MB, and the Migration Assistant should copy all of your user data/preference/apps from the MB over to the MBP.
     

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