Upgrading Macbook Pro Ram+Harddrive help.!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lookingforacar, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. lookingforacar macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013

    Just came across this site as Im thinking of getting the new Ipad but have a more pressing concern i would appreciate advise on!

    I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2008/09 (black keys) and at the time got the basic model with 4gb RAM and 256 kb memory (i think!) however everything is running really slow and need to upgrade as my memory is almost full and it seems its quite expensive to do!!

    I dont think i can do it myself and have been quoted £280 for the below:

    1 terabyte memory and 8 gb RAM (the most i can have).

    For about £280 is this is a good deal, i have a few quotes and all seem in the £240-280 range? I am based in London so dont know if anyone has any recommendations or are a technician themselves?

    if i do this (uprade memory/ram)..will all my data/programmes somehow automatically transfer over to the hard disk so everything is the same, or will they have to do this manually?

  2. lookingforacar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Hi sorry does anyone have any points would be much appreciated!!
  3. mrmors macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    The parts will come in at about £100 based on what you are saying (About £50 for the drive, which you call memory, and then I'd say around £50 for the RAM, there or thereabouts).

    So they're adding on £180 labour. I think that's steep. But I'm not sure what places charge for labour, possibly £95ph and 2hrs work?

    Might be worth getting a quote from Apple too.

    Just for information, I upgraded the drive in my 2008 classic macbook pro (silver keys), and it took me about 1/2hr. And I'm not a computer repair man, just someone that knows what a screwdriver looks like and can follow a guide.
  4. nollimac macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2013
    You actually can do it yourself if you follow instructions here.


    I know it's not exactly your model MacBook Pro; however, you can find yours too there. Luckily you have the four screws on the bottom to remove, then two screws that secure the hard drive
  5. luffytubby macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    Get an SSD instead of a regular harddrive. your computer will run much better in the long run. Also get a External Hard drive for your media.

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