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.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing Mid-2009 15" Hard Drive?

Jul 8, 2009

I swapped my hard disk on the above mentioned machine and it won't boot. When I turn the machine on it tells me that there is no bootable disk. I have previously booted from the disk via usb, so i know there is a bootable partition on it. I swapped back the original drive and it boots up fine. Why wont the external drive boot when run internally?

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Intel Mac :: Cloning And Replacing Hard Drive

Mar 10, 2012

I have an IMac 20 inch 2007 model. I have filled my hard drive up. I would like to clone and replace the hard drive?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Completely Stuck After Replacing Hard Drive

Jun 23, 2012

I have an old (late 2006) 20" iMac. Problems started a few weeks ago - first the computer would freeze and crash. Eventually I started getting either a circle/slash sybol or the question mark folder every time I tried to reboot. Eventually I concluded that the hard drive had gone bad. So I bought a new 1TB Barracude from OWC and installed it following instruction found on [url]....

Now I can't do anything. I tried booting from a OSX 10.6 install disk, but the machine simply spits it out after about 30 seconds and gives me the "?" folder. So I got my hands on 10.4.5 Universal Install disk and tried that, thinking that maybe the older machine needed an older version to start from (sounds logical at least). Nothing. It doesn't spit that one out, but still ends up with the flashing "?" folder after a minute or two. I've tried holding down C on startup. Same result. I've also tried holding option to get the startup manager, but that doesn't work either. I just end up back at "?". I really hate "?"


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Jul 1, 2012

I replaced my hard drive and cant get my canon mp490 printer to work. My timeline backup had old printer drivers but cant seem to find new printer.

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May 4, 2012

I'm replacing this hard drive but all I get is a blue screen when I insert the original CD.

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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?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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May 28, 2012

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Apr 24, 2012

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

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Intel Mac :: Can Use A Thunderbolt Storage Hard Drive With Late 2009

May 11, 2012

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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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Jan 11, 2009

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Apr 14, 2009

I am wanting to replace the hard drive in my macbook but I don't have the os disks that came with the computer (I've recently moved and they're beyond lost). I've read where apple can send me replacements (I assume I'd have to pay for them). Can I get the leopard upgrade and use that, or it just that, an upgrade and I need osx already on the computer. I don't care about backing up anything, as theres nothing on it of any importance, all my music and photos are on an external hard drive.

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Jun 20, 2009

I just need help trying to take out this darn hard drive. It won't come out. There are two hard drives in my G5 right now, I'm trying to pull both of them out. I tried to do the bottom one first, didn't work. Tried the top one, didn't work. I'm stumped, and I tried my hardest to take them out. I followed these instructions:

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing The Hard Drive?

May 16, 2012

I am going to be replacing the hard drive on a macbook pro that went crackle and fgave me the spinnign wheel of death before it totally went dead on me but i dont have the discs to reinstall the OS (and to be honest I forget what version it is) on this laptop but have the discs for my imac. Can I use these discs or do I need something else? I got this from a former roommate who upgraded to a newer macbook and was going to toss this so there are no discs for this macbook.  Totally at a loss here....not sure if the data is recoverable from the hard drive so need to know what my options are before I take it in for repair tomorrow....

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 29, 2012

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Feb 15, 2009

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May 20, 2009

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Jun 22, 2009

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Aug 25, 2009

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Dec 28, 2009

I recently thought it would be a smart idea to volunteer to replace the failing HDD on my friend's Macbook (white, late '07 model), since she could get a higher capacity than 120GB this way, as opposed to getting a replacement at the Genius Bar. I went on, since I was able to change a couple of components on my 1st generation Macbook Pro without much trouble, and followed the guide step by step. Now, I am no rookie with this stuff. I even used to work at an Apple store, but as a specialist, not a genius. However, when I did everything (and it would seem that the installation itself was done properly), the computer screen would remain off once I booted the computer.

I tried changing it back to its original drive to see if I could at least get it to boot, but the same thing happened. Nothing on the display. I tried starting up while pressing C to run from the Snow Leopard disc, I tried starting up while pressing Option, I tried everything I can think of. I am running out of options and I have no clue what to do. Is there something I should have done before putting in the drive? Does anyone know what could be done, aside from taking it to the store and paying the $200 for an HDD replacement? (my former co-workers at the GB seem to be MIA for this).

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Feb 24, 2010

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Jun 20, 2010
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Feb 14, 2012

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May 1, 2012

I have removed the 2.5" Hard Drive from my better half's  2006 Macbook and looking at the Seagate I got to replace it the power pins don't appear to line up.  

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Jul 13, 2007

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Jan 15, 2009

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Aug 27, 2009

I own a 1st generation MacBook Core Duo (black) with 80GB Fujitsu at 1.5 Gigabit/s. I want to replace this with a compatible hard drive. Will this - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - work in my laptop? I notice that it has a 3.0Gb/s speed versus my current Fujitsu 1.5Gb/s. I'm using Tiger, if this matters.

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