swapping out the hard drive of a macbookpro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrgreeneyes, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502

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    hi, i dont remember exactly how i did it the last time.
    i have a 500gb hard drive that was in my old macbook pro 17ich.
    and now my macbook pro 15inch unibody, is what i want to put the hard drive into. the hard drive is already in a enclosure, but i dont remember what i am supose to do now, what do i format the drive as?
    and what app do i use to clone it?

    thanks
     
  2. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    OWC has the videos up for your old 17 inch and the new 15 inch notebook. The new ones are so easy to do. Just looked at the video of it and marveled.

    Recently changed the 15" on my Penryn, late 2008 model. Kept the OWC youtube video at the ready on my iPhone. Glad I did. There were a couple of times I really stopped and looked and took my time.

    As for cloning, there's the disk utility from Apple. I copied my internal drive first to a backup drive before the hardware swap and then back. Carbon Cloner is also good and some folks like Super Duper.
     
  3. mrgreeneyes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where on OWC can i find the video?
     
  4. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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  6. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Does Apple glue in the screws on the mid-2009 MacBook Pro releases? :eek:
     
  7. twoblacklabs macrumors newbie

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    Thread Lock

    Thread lock aka loc-tite (TM) is on every screw in my MBP. Personally, I think it's a nice touch.
     
  8. motownflip macrumors regular

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    just make sure to read or watch all instructions before you get started. It's a simple process. Be patient and have at it.
     

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