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A demonstration of how to change the hard drive on your mac book.

If you havnt got a new hard drive yet what you need is a 2.5" SATA hard drive. Anyone will do, its worth knowing this as you will probably get charged more for one with 'MacBook' specificity in the title.
 
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Step 1: Taking out the Battery

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The hard drive as well as the RAM memory are located behind the battery on your MacBook. Flip your baby over and use a penny to turn the lock, then take your battery out.

Step 2: Getting to it

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There's not much to say here unscrew the three little screws and pull the L shaped bit of metal out.

Step 3: Taking the Hard Drive out

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See the white tab bit, extend it and yank the hard drive out.

Step 4: Putting the hard drive in

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Unscrew the shiny metal with the plastic bit on screw it ontop of your new hard drive. Put in the new hard drive in and work backwards until your MacBook is compleate again.

Sorry for being sparing with the words but its fairly simple to do if you follow the pictures. Hope this was useful to someone :D
some1145 years ago
Hey, do you know where one could get a harddrive for a mac for cheap? That and ram and memory? Thanks.
amazon sell the 500gb scorpio blue hd for £40
try macsales.com or newegg
sorry ment foreign lol
Hi there, this was really interesting to see as i've always thort of apple laptops as some wot of an expensive forainge car (dont touch under the hood unless you work for alfa romeo)
I need some help! My bluetooth icon on the top of the screen, (forgot the name of it) disappeared. I need it back, because the bluetooth was left on. I know this is a stupid question, but can someone please help me?
fiftydotsix (author)  Sneaky Chopsticks5 years ago
open up system prefrences and click on the bluetooth button you should be able to figure it out from there.
joehadac6 years ago
is this the macbook air? apple lied about it being the worlds thinnest laptop theres alot out there that are alot thinner
this is just a regular macbook, and i've already done this. just fyi, before anyone does this, you should keep your old one and put it in if you intend to use the applecare service warranty, as apple will not service a mac with 3rd party parts. doing this will not void the warranty at all, but just use caution. and apple thinks it has the world's thinnest laptop because it is extremely thin at it's thinnest point, the edges.
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Cool! I have a macbook and I've only changed ram in it. Very informative