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hello, i REALLY want a 13 macbook pro right now, and i was wondering if you can replace the HDD in it, without voiding the warranty? the HDD seems slow (5400rpm) i wanted to replace it with the seagate momentus XT? i hear its a great HDD for laptops! thanks
    
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If you want to replace the HDD in a macbook, you literally have to take apart the whole thing.
     
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If you want to replace the HDD in a macbook, you literally have to take apart the whole thing.
so its a no go
    
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
If you want to replace the HDD in a macbook, you literally have to take apart the whole thing.
Maybe a few years ago.

It's as easy as any other laptop nowadays.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...ard-drive.html

RAM and HDD are user-serviceable in macs. Won't void your warranty.
Edited by Jyr - 5/2/11 at 9:45pm
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it's actually easy, u remove the back plate and you'll see the HDD, but i'm not sure if it'll void the warranty. =)
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If you want to replace the HDD in a macbook, you literally have to take apart the whole thing.
This.

It's possible, but probably way more hassle than it's worth. Apple is really snooty about anyone modifying their stuff, so it's next to impossible.
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Originally Posted by YtKwonG View Post
it's actually easy, u remove the back plate and you'll see the HDD, but i'm not sure if it'll void the warranty. =)
Knowing mac it probably does. However, I found this:

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/..._Drive_DIY.pdf

It IS on the Apple website, so I'm not sure, but there ya go.

EDITED: Wrong URL, was for old macbook
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If you want to replace the HDD in a macbook, you literally have to take apart the whole thing.
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This.

It's possible, but probably way more hassle than it's worth. Apple is really snooty about anyone modifying their stuff, so it's next to impossible.
It's not THAT hard... it's no harder/easier than any other laptop

depending on which revision you have you'll simply remove the screws off the bottom plate unscrew the screws that holds the harddrive down pull it out then detach the sata cable.

otherwise if your bottom plate is two pieces eject the plate to expose the hdd + battery and detach with the method above.
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Knowing mac it probably does. However, I found this:

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/..._Drive_DIY.pdf

It IS on the Apple website, so I'm not sure, but there ya go.

EDITED: Wrong URL, was for old macbook
he has a macbook pro not a macbook

to OP this is probably what youll want.
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Hard drives and memory are totally user-serviceable components on a MacBook Pro. It won't void your warranty. I had a Momentus XT in my 2008 MacBook, it was excellent.
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