swapping out 5,400 for 7,200

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NoBob, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. NoBob macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Am going to be switching to the new MB Pro. Upgraded my current IBM with a Seagate Momentus 7,200 hard drive, and I'd like to do the same with the MB Pro. With an IBM you get the XP discs for free, so I could just reinstall Windows. But am wondering how I can reinstall the Mac OS if it comes preloaded. Or does the MB Pro come with Tiger on discs?

    Thanks.
    Nobob.
     
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  3. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    It does come with a Mac OS X Tiger install disk. However, beware -- opening up your MacBook Pro and replacing the hard drive, even this new revision, will void your warranty. Its up to you if you want to do the swap, of course.

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  5. island macrumors 6502

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    If you are pretty good with playing with hardware and taking things apart, you should be fine with the warranty. I do side work for Qualxserv for Dell, IBM, and Apple and none of the 3 have those "stickers" or a way to check if you have opened the unit. Most of the time the companies have people take the computers apart (to a limit) over the phone during troubleshooting.
     
  6. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Well yeah, but what happens when you want to get repair work done and the repair place sees a non-standard hard drive installed?

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  7. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

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    Couldn't you just keep the standard HDD and reinstall it if your MBP needs servicing?
     
  8. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Sounds a little risky to open up the guts of the computer that many times when it isn't designed to be opened and worked on a lot, but to each his own. I know I'm probably gonna upgrade my HD somewhere down the line anyway. :D

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