Replacing MBP hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Empr, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Empr macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of getting a refurb MBP but they come with a 5400rpm hard drive and I want a 7200rpm. Does anyone about how easy it is to replace the internal hard drive in a MBP and how much it would cost?
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    It tells you in the owners manual how to do this. Also, you can find videos on youtube and how-to's, on GOOGLE.
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Very easy. A decent 320-500 7200 can be had for $100+/-.
     
  4. Empr thread starter macrumors member

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    If I did this, would it void my warranty/Apple Care? How about if it was a third party hard drive?
     
  5. Jollins macrumors regular

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    As soon as your mac detects the 3rd party drive, it reports the change to Apple.com and your warranty will be voided.


    Just kidding... Changing the RAM/Hard drive is totally fine and doesn't void the warranty. I would keep the original parts around however in case something happens to your computer and Apple thinks the problem is your 3rd party parts.
     
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