swapping out a MBP hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cleung, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. cleung macrumors regular

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    I've read ifixit.com's description of how to swap out a MBP hard drive but for those of you who have actually done it, how difficult is it? the only thing i've ever done to my computers is installing new RAM. I know I need the special screwdrivers but how tricky is it to disentangle all the cables that are attached? If you've already done it before, how long did it take you to swap out your drive (not including reinstalling OS and restoring all your data)? I have a Rev A MBP from 3 years ago. Thanks.
     
  2. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    it was my first time i ever opened a laptop up and it was really easy. the only trouble i had was getting the screws back into the lid (which is supposed to be the easiest part i guess).

    edit: sorry i have the new unibody 17" mbp..
     
  3. cleung thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your quick resposne. You didn't have trouble with the cables running everywhere and which set of instructions did you use? Is the setup the same with the new unibody MBP? Also, how long did it take you to do it?
     

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