SSD Replacement Batter Connector

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Traverse, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Hi,

    I am about to replace my 2011 15" MacBook Pro HDD with a Samsung SSD. I have read over 18 threads on Macrumors and watched countless videos and it seems simple enough, but I have one question.

    Apple's user guide does not instruct users to remove the battery connector. This is the only part of the process that makes me anxious. What if I don't reconnect it right? What if dust gets in the connector and starts a fire? ugh....

    Is this step a necessity?

    Thanks
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    When I put a 512GB 840 Pro into my 2011 15" cMBP, I didn't remove the battery connector, and everything went normal (I was wearing surgical gloves during the installation though).

    So it's okay if you don't disconnect the battery connector.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Would generic latex gloves be sufficient to avoid the static charge?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yup, it would. But it'd be a little harder because those gloves don't cling to the shape of your hand, so it might make replacing components a little harder.
     
  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for your input, I really didn't want to mess with the connector.
     
  6. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    its best to remove to remove the connector for safety, you may not get a shock but you could short something and damage either the cable, your new hard drive or the very expensive logic board.
     

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