Was I given an 09 MBP and told it was '10?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ohla313, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

    ohla313

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    I recently bought a 13" 2.66 GHz C2D MBP in June 2010. I noticed that some people's bottom of their MBP had a sort of switch that let the bottom case open halfway, while the '09 model required you to unscrew the bottom plate to install a new hard drive.

    What is going on? :confused:
     
  2. JohnnyBeGud macrumors newbie

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    Nope, 13'' MBPs don't have that switch at the bottom. Congrats, your MBP is the latest one.:)
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    All current models of the MacBook/MacBook Pro all have a unibody enclosure which requires the user to remove the bottom plate to access the RAM and HDD. To determine whether or not you have a 2009 model or 2010 is the GPU; the 2009 13" MacBook Pro had the NVIDIA 9400M while the 2010 13" MacBook Pro has the NVIDIA 320M.
     
  4. Nice macrumors regular

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    i will tell you whats going on. you are informed wrong. only the unibody macbook 13 has those things. pro 13 09 and 10 have screws
     
  5. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when did the aluminum macbook 13 come out? so those are the only one's with switches?

    thanks!
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Unibody MacBook was first released in October (Late-2008) I believe. Yes, the unibody MacBook is the only aluminum-body MacBook that has the latch to get to the battery and HDD. Later 13" MacBook's were changed to the MacBook Pro where changed the body without the latch.
     
  7. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow thats so cool. I wish I could get my hands on an aluminum macbook..
     
  8. Cool Runnings macrumors regular

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    The first modell of the UNI MBP had replaceable battery and the same "latch"
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    OP was referring to the original 13" unibody MacBook.
     

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