Intel Mac :: Replace 27" (Late 2009) Hard Drive Myself?

Apr 24, 2012

I'd like to replace (upgrade to larger drive) the hard drive in my iMac myself.

Info:iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 5, 2012

How much to have Apple store replace the superdrive in an iMac?

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3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Can Replace HDD In Late 2009 Myself

May 11, 2012

can I replace my HDD in my late 2009 iMac myself? The current drive is toast and I've heard that late 2009 Apple started using HDDs with thermal sensors.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 11, 2012

Can I use a thunderbolt storage haqrd drive with my late 2009 iMac?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Replace Hard-drive Before Taking It For Service

May 31, 2012

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iMac

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Mac Mini :: Replace My Mid 2009 320 Gig Drive With A New 750?

Feb 29, 2012

Can I replace my mid 2009 mac mini 320 gig drive with a new 750 gig drive found in the new mini?

Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: 13" (Late 2009) Won't Recognize New Hard Disk?

Apr 9, 2012

I recently tried to upgrade my original 160GB HDD to a 500GB Scorpio Blue. I formatted the drive to HFS+ and installed Lion on it while it was in an USB enclosure.When i restart the computer, HDD boots off of the enclosure and it is fully functional and I can view it and my original drive.However, whenever I take my new HDD out of the enclosure and install it into my mbp all it gives me is the flashing ? error and it is not visible in boot utility either. I've tried everything I can think of to get this to work. I don't believe it is the HDD seeing as it can boot off the enclosure. What exactly are my options to fixing this issue?

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Intel Mac :: Replacing Hard Drive On A 2009

Mar 31, 2012

What is the easiest way to replace the internal hard drive on a 2009 iMac? I've got 320 gb of space and only a few gb left.I'd like to upgrade to 500 gb or more.I don't want to take the computer apart myself, I don't think.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Intel Mac :: Hard Drive Would Be Best For A 2009 Or 2010?

May 10, 2012

I have an I-Mac that is from either 2009 or 2010. latly it has been freezing and laging. what hard drive would be good to increase speed and add more space, that is compatible with my model Mac?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade 21.5" 2009 Hard Drive?

May 28, 2012

Need official route to upgrade my hard drive in my iMac.

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iMac, iOS 5.1.1

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Intel Mac :: Fast CPU Fan On Late 2009?

May 21, 2012

My CPU fan seems to be running fast a lot on my late 2009 IMac.  When I wake my system up in the morning the CPU fan is running at 939rpm.  After 20 minutes of surfing I can hear it and it is at 2456rpm.  All of the internal temps are around the same. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook :: Late 2009 White DVD Drive Error?

Mar 19, 2010

So my macbook is just a few days old, but i think i found something weird with the dvd drive. Its my first mac, so i dont know about this. But is it common that i have to push the whole dvd/cd inside the drive before it know its a dvd/cd there, its just a tiny bit of cd/dvd to spot before it takes it and sucks it inside. I thought, when over the half of the cd/dvd in, it sucks the cd/dvd inside automaticly. Seems weird i have to push it all inside before something happens. Is this normal? Also it makes alot of noise at the start, when it sucks it in

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Intel Mac :: Upgrading HDD On Late 2009 27"?

Mar 5, 2012

Can I upgrade the HD in my late 2009 iMac 27 to one of the WD Caviar Green 3tb drives?  I am running Lion and all of the latest updates are complete. 

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Intel Mac :: 27 (late 2009) Target Display With PC?

May 15, 2012

I am trying to connect my windows 7 laptop to my iMac 27 (late 2009).  The laptop is an hp elitebook 8440p with integrated intel graphics and it has a display-port. I bought a displayport to minidisplay port cable and connected to my iMac 27; nothing is happening.  My laptop says no displays detected and the iMac does nothing when i press command-F2...i've also tried command-F2-Fn.  It doesnt even seem to respond to command-F2.  Also under the keyboard shortcuts menu there are only two shortcuts for displays and its to dim and brigthen the display. The iMac and PC are both up to date with software; OSx 10.7.4 Lion.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Should Replace A Logic Board In My 2009 24" ?

May 27, 2012

My fan(s) started running at high speed and display was erratic. I diagnosed a thermal issue with the logic board, tried some home troubleshooting, then took it in to the genius bar. Fans checked out fine but logic board (and maybe video card) did not. Repair will be north of $600. Problem is, I love the 24" iMac and don't want the 27" and wouldn't want to go back to the 21".  Would it be dumb to fix a 3 year old iMac.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Early 2009 iMac

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Mac Mini :: 2009 (late) Loaded With 8gb And 40gb Ssd Boot Drive

Sep 29, 2010

Just got done loading 8gb of ram and my OCZ vertex 2 ssd 40gb. Load Time of apps is amazing. My one question is boot time went from 48 seconds to 33. Should I be getting better. I used carbon copy to clone drve and I'm only using 14 gb of the 40 that's there. I domhave to say these setup screams at certain jobs.

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Intel Mac :: 2009 20" Slow/Unresponsive Hard Drive Access

Mar 11, 2012

I stopped by a friends house to try and help them with an early 2009 20" iMac that started stalling on startup (sometimes before their login screen, and sometimes after).  The computer didn't exhibit this behaviour at all, then overnight, it behaved as stated and never once allowed them to get far enough to launch an application or open the Finder. 

When I arrived, rebooted and held down Command + Option + P + R, but it had no effect on the problem.   I then booted off the original OSX discs and ran Disk Utility.  At first it seemed slow to complete, but before long (a few minutes) the Verify Disk finished without any errors.  Next, I attempted "Repair Disk Permissions" and noticed that this was taking a very long time, +10 minutes.  That said, it did complete without any problems, albiet slowly. 

Unfortunately, this did not allow me to login, and I never made it to the login screen.  Being a close friend, I offered to take the computer home and try to copy as much data as I could through Target Disk Mode over Firewire. 

My first attempt to copy her Home directory got 25% of the way through the roughly 4 GB of data, then stopped.  I rebooted and tried again, with even less success than before (I could barely access Folders let alone copy after the reboot).  I attempted to recreate the "successful" attempt by unplugging the computer and letting it sit for a few hours.  Sure enough, I was able to copy data from the Target Disk Mode mounted drive, but after about 1 GB of copying the access to the hard slowed to a crawl (a few kilobytes per minute) then halted completely. 

I've repeated the above process to slowly but surely copy the entire 4 GB of home directory data, and am about to call it quits after salvaging what was important to her. 

Question:  Is this the sign of a failing hard drive close to the end of its life, or is this something potentially more serious with the logic board?  I've only come across a stubborn drive like this with an external drive that was close to failure, and assume this is the case. 

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Intel Mac :: Using A 27-inch (Late 2009 Or Mid 2010) As An External Display

Apr 7, 2012

why can't i turn down the monitor brightness in target display mode? volume keys and cmd-f2 works as described, but brightness keys do nothing?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Using A 27-inch (Late 2009 Or Mid 2010) As An External Display?

May 10, 2012

I would like sometimes use my PC and I would like to use 2010 iMacs display as my PC's display.

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)

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Intel Mac :: Where Are The Diagnostic LEDs Located On A 27" (late 2009, 3.06GHz)

Apr 1, 2012

My iMac stopped booting. The fans and hard-drive spin up but the screen stays black and I can hear that the hard drive isn't been read after the initial spin up. 

I decided to open it up to take a look at the diagnostic LEDs to see if it might help me diagnose the problem (the most obvious failure is the logic board). I can't find the LEDs anywhere, where are they? Does my iMac even have diagnostic LEDs? 

The other possibility is that I can't find the lights because they aren't lighting up. The fans, the hard drive and the CD drive all spin up fine so at least I know that there is some power running though it.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" 3.06GhZ (late 2009)

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade My IMac 27" Late 2009's Video Card?

Apr 22, 2012

I've got an iMac 27" late 2009 with these:Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MBand I would like to upgrade my "ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB" to something higher with 2 GB. My question is: is it possible? Like taking off the screen and display and replacing the old video card with a new one without any issues?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 1, 2012

I had a wireless  keyboard I was working on and had set up a password, the keyboard has broken and is damaged how do I get in the computer?

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Aug 22, 2009

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Oct 22, 2010

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Mar 8, 2012

I got the flashing file folder a few days ago. Tried to reinstall my software but no disk for install showing. Tech said hard drive is shot and won't power up. So while I mourn the loss of my MacBook but most importantly ALL my stuff (no, I did not have a backup like I know I should've), is replacing the hard drive something I can do myself? And, how do I know what hard drive i can put in since I was running out of disk space anyways and would like more..

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MacBook

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Nov 14, 2010

I have a vintage 2009 17" MBP with 320 GB hard drive.

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MacBook Air :: Hard Drive To Replace A Broken One

Dec 10, 2009

I recently bought a MBA but after some months the HD gave up. So I bought a generic Samsung HS082HB 1,8" zif HD to replace the broken HD. I thought I bought the right one but my MBA wasn't able to recognize the new HD. This new HD is a generic Samsung while the original was the one with the apple () printed on the label. So I ask you: do I need the certified one or did I miss something in replacing the HD?

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Jun 15, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Replace Hard Drive On A Mid 2012?

Jun 18, 2012

I just bought a new MacBook Pro. I had a 2010 MBP and kept the hard drive (Hitachi 500gb 7200 rpm) from that computer. It ws running 10.7 and worked fine. It still boots up perfectly on my MacPro so I know it works.

I tried to boot the new MacBook Pro using the old drive but I get a circle with a line through it. I have tried to boot using Firewire and even installed it into the new MacBook Pro. I then tried to re-install OS 10.7. I just downloaded it from the App Store for my MacPro so I tried to use it to re-install. It will not work on this new Macbook Pro. I had to download a version specific to this computer (using the "recover" disk). I takes 1.5 hours to download and then it still didn't work. When the computer reboots after the download and restarts I get the same **** circle with a line through it. The new "manual" is a joke. There is no reference to upgrading drives or memory. Did Apple decide to make their new laptops inaccessible to the owner? I can't find any info online and at the Apple store today they told me they knew of no reason that the drive wouldn't work.

Info:MacBookPro, Windows XP

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Jun 21, 2012

I have the 750 GB HD and am getting down to 300Gb I would like to ad the 750 hybrid to my mac book pro. But didn't  know if there was a place to mount it because I havent taken it apart.

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