Replacing HD in old MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macrimonious, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Macrimonious macrumors member

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    I'm looking to upgrade my 2 GHz Core Duo to a 500GB Hard drive.

    My two questions:

    Is there a particular brand of HD I should get, or on the other hand, avoid?
    I've been looking at this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136314

    And, should I install it myself, or drop the $150 on authorized apple installation ? Is this a good price for installation, or could I talk the guy down a bit?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maccam macrumors 6502a

    maccam

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    Wisconsin
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    Bah,

    Do it yourself (what do you got to lose :p). This shows how to do it: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Core-Duo/Hard-Drive/85/7/Page-1

    I would suggest getting the hard drive off of eBay.
     

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