Swapping hard drives to another MacBook Pro

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  1. Ryan700 macrumors member

    Ryan700

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    I am starting to have issues with my 13" MBP screen turning off randomly. Sometimes infrequently but sometimes very frequently while my computer is charging. Mine is the mid 2012 model. So after researching a bit about this I decided I would buy a new 13" and swap the hard drives (I installed a 1 TB SSD in this one) and swap the memory too. Can I just put the SSD from my old computer into the new one? They're both spec'd the same. Also if there is no problem doing this could I do it with a 15" MBP - if I can find one. I'd love the extra screen real estate.
     
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    Yes, you can do that as long as the drive interfaces are the same.
     
  4. Ryan700 thread starter macrumors member

    Ryan700

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    Hardware swap done. Little bit scary since I forgot to disconnect the battery on the old computer before I unplugged the SSD. Also noticed the Superdrive in the new computer was different so was a little worried starting up my new computer with the SSD and the different SD having issues. All done without a hitch - both computers are working and I have a very happy niece who has my old computer with basically a new hard drive and new ram.
     

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