MacBook Pro :: Replace HDD With A SSD Drive?

Jul 2, 2012

If i replace a HDD with an SSD drive will this void the warrantly providing I do not cause any damage as stated below  ?  page 36 in the user manual suggests that you can upgrade memory and HDD although it states  If you attempt to install a replacement drive or memory and you damage your equipment, such damage is not covered by the limited warranty on your computer [URL]

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Replace Optical Drive With A Second Hard Drive

Aug 22, 2009

I read this somewhere but i cant seem to find it anywhere on google.

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MacBook Air :: Will It Be To Replace SSD Drive To 256 GB

Nov 16, 2008

I read news that Samsung is already coming out with 256 GB SSD drives. I'm imagining that Apple will start putting those into the Air mid next year, and wonder what are my chances of being able to replace the 128 GB SSD drive (this is assuming I purchase an Air in the next few weeks) myself when the new ones come out? I remember there have been some threads related to swapping drives on this forum in the past, but none dedicated to those new 256 GB SSD drives, as far as I can tell.

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MacBook :: Replace Drive With SSD

Feb 6, 2012

I have a late 2008 Aluminium macbook. I was wondering about replacing the current har drive with an ssd drive. I know I should get fatser boot time etc but does anyone know what sort of extra battery life I would get by using 1.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Wants To Replace Hard Drive?

Oct 22, 2010

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MacBook :: Replace DVD Burner With SDD Drive?

Apr 28, 2010

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MacBook :: How To Replace Hard Drive

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 :: Replace The Optical Drive On It?

May 21, 2012

how do you replace the optical drive on a macbook?

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MacBook Pro :: Can I Replace The Hard Drive With SS Storage?

Nov 14, 2010

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

Can I replace the hard drive with SS storage?

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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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MacBook Pro :: Replace Hard Drive In Retina?

Jun 15, 2012

im thinking of buying a new retina MBP but want to know how easy or difficult it would be to replace the hard drive if i wanted to upgrade it? 

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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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MacBook Pro :: Internal Hard Drive Died - Replace?

Nov 16, 2010

After 4 years of brave use, the internal HD on my Macbook Pro has died. I'm now looking for a new one to install it myself. It's a first generation Macbook Pro (1.83Ghz - A1150). From a first google search I found this option a pretty decent one: [URL:...] Any feedback on this particular item? Is the site reliable? Also, regarding the installation of the drive itsef: I've seen some guides on how to install it and they seem a little hard to accomplish. My experience with this kind of procedure so far is related to installing ram, which seems to be really easier. Is this something that a non-experienced user can install or shall I think twice before doing such adventures myself?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Failing - Replace Out Of Warranty?

Nov 29, 2010

My 1.5 year old MacBook pro has what I believe is a failing hard drive. What is the likelihood apple will replace the drive? It should still be covered under the manufactures warranty.I just think that 1 year and a few months is a little early for a drive to fail...

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MacBook Pro :: Possible To Replace Hard Drive With External Seagate

Mar 23, 2012

can i replace the hard drive in my mac with a seagate go flex 2tb external hard drive? The problem is that it requires external power.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: 3 Beeps When Attempting To Replace Hard Drive?

Apr 25, 2012

I recently purchased a Patriot 16GB RAM upgrade (yes, spare me the Apple "Limited to 8GB" speech), and a new Seagate Hybrid drive because I'm out of space on my old one. I installed the 16GB RAM in my MBPro 15" (Early 2011...running 10.7.3) with no issue last night, and it was running fine and quite zippy.  After Time-Machining, I replaced the hard drive today, and tried to boot from a backup Lion disc (to format the new HDD and restore from Time-Machine) to no avail.  Then, when I switched to a Snow Leopard disc, I started to receive 3 Beeps...the infamous RAM beeps.  I figured that the RAM that I was sent was bad, so I switched to my previous OWC 8GB set to the same result. The issue I'm having is that I took the Snow Leopard disc out, replaced the new hard drive with my old one, and viola everything is working perfectly.  I'm even posting this on the same computer. 

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MacBook :: How To Install External DVD Drive To Replace Broken Internal One

Jun 17, 2012

My old macbook has a broken optical drive inside it. The one that came with it has quit working and the genius at the genius bar said it needed to be replaced. The genius said to get an external one online so I bought the Amazon basics external dvd drive. How to install it and get it to work.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Drive Making Noise & Replace Screen With Anti Glare?

Jan 15, 2010

I have two problems/questions for this thread.

#1: My superdrive makes an incredible amount of noise lately. I'm not sure why it does that. It doesn't scratch any of the discs or anything, its just annoying. Should I get it fixed?
#2: I have a glassy screen. I hate it sometimes. Is it possible to get the screen replaced with an anti-glare screen?

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Mac Pro :: Best Way To Replace Boot Drive?

Aug 21, 2008

Over the last half hour or so, I've heard a couple intermittent click type sounds coming from my Mac Pro, when this happens, the apps I'm accessing start beach balling for maybe 10 seconds or so and then finally go back to normal. It certainly sounds like a hard drive noise, and the fact that it causes my apps to freeze up leads me to believe it's my boot drive (I have the standard 250GB drive that came with the system as my boot drive with all my apps installed, and then I have two 1TB drives in a mirrored RAID for my home directory)

The SMART status on all 3 drives check out fine, so I don't know of a decent way to pinpoint for sure which drive it is, but I want to nip this in the bud. Does anyone have any suggestions on if I can do anything else to check? It's only happened twice so far and it's been a while since the last time it happened, but I don't want to wait until it's too late. Also, what's the best way to replace my boot drive without having to do a reinstall of the OS? I've never had to do this before on a Mac...

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Power Mac :: Replace DVD/CD Drive In The G4 (AGP)?

Jun 21, 2012

I need to replace dvd/cd drive in the PowerMac G4 (AGP). Looking to add DVD+RW/CD. Can I purchase any DVD+RW/CD drive? Most DVD+RW/CD box says Windows specs.   

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PowerMac G4 (AGP), Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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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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Mac Pro :: Replace The Main Start Up Drive?

May 17, 2012

My main drive is full and I want to replace it with a larger drive. How do you go about upgrading the hard drive as a start up disk?

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Windows On Mac :: How To Replace Boot Camp Drive

May 31, 2008

I plan on replacing my Boot Camp Drive (not partition, separate drive) in my Mac Pro (320GB with Vista 64, NTFS) with a 750 GB drive.

How do I do this? Do I put in the new drive and clone the Boot Camp partition using Disk Utility, and then take the 320gb out of it's slot and put in the 750gb, and Vista will boot fine? Is there anything special I need to do?

Or am I going to have to re-setup everything and reinstall windows?

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Intel Mac :: Replace Optical Drive In It With A 2.5" HDD?

Mar 25, 2012

mid-2007 Intel-based iMac

optical drive is shot

cant install winxp on bootcamp without it

thought it'd be easier to have a separate (already windows-formatted) drive (pulled from my laptop) and choose to boot to either at startup.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mac Mini :: Replace Harddrive / Copy System To USB Drive?

Aug 4, 2010

I got my mini for BB yesterday.

The new Mac mini is indeed quite as dead! Love it so far.

Only thing is that, it's a bit slower compares to my Mac pro. It's expected. So I need upgrade some memory and harddisk I think.

I am thinking if I can buy a new HDD, put it into USB enclosure and duplicate OS over and then swap using Disk Utility booted from DVDROM, is it possible? I hate re-install OS. Anyone did this before that can confirm it's doable over USB?

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

May 31, 2012

I have some complex questions regarding an iMac, a Time-Machine backup, and iTunes on an iPod. I live about halfway up an extinct volcano about 12 miles north of San Jose Costa Rica. Some months ago, we had a thunderstorm and as I reached to unplug my computers lightening struck about 50 meters from my house. I had an iMac with a 3-Tb external backup drive, a PC laptop and a laser printer on the same power strip.There was a definite surge and the light brighten and then power was lost for a few minutes.When power was restored, the PC and the laser printer seemed to work fine but the iMac was cold.Is is possible that the power supply was fried and not other essential parts? Would it be worthwhile to replace the power supply? Can I, with limited experience and tools do it or need I take it to a technician? My concern is that if the hard-drive is good, there is personal information on it that I don't want to risk.Do I need to replace the hard-drive before taking it for service? How hard is that, can I do it? I have seen videos of the drive replacement on-line.If there is a saving grace with this it is that the Time-Machine backup seems fine although I have only accessed the data through Finder.I replaced the iMac with a Macbook Air with significantly less mass storage and I can't just move files to the Macbook. My problem is that I have an iTunes library of some 10,000 songs on the backup and until recently on a 160 Gb iPod which was old and it crashed.I have replaced the iPod but have not tried to restore the iTunes library to it because of my confusion about how to do that.Can anyone tell me how I might do that or give me any insight into the process?

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Mac Pro :: Replace New 3TB Internal Hard Drive With Original Stock HDD?

Jun 16, 2012

my old stock HD capacity is so small. and i want to upgrade/swtich to new 3TB ATA hard drive? it's possible?no issue with intel mac pro 2008? stock HD located in BAY#1  can i upgrade with new high capacity one? how to upgrade? step by step? do i have to move all content frm stock HD to new HD? and how? do i have to upgrade install new HD with disc utility ? how to change? 

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Mac Pro 8core, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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IMac :: IMac 24'' - Replace Optical Drive With 2nd Hard Drive For Raid 0?

Feb 18, 2010

I was wondering if anyone had successfully installed and 2nd hard drive in their iMac?I have a 2 year old 2.8 24'' iMac and the performance just isn't cutting the mustard, it's all hard drive related and I already have a decent 1TB drive in there.I was thinking of perhaps swapping the optical drive with a second hard drive for RAID0, but not too sure if there will be space and was wondering if the optical drive is a standard SATA connector, or if there is some way I could run a SATA+power cables externally?

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Mac Mini :: Replace Optical Drive With Sata Hard Disk On Ppc

Oct 3, 2010

Mine is 2005 model mac mini.

Model Identifier: PowerMac10,1
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Processor Speed: 1.42 GHz

this is an old machine, can i replace optical drive with sata hard disk 2.5'' with any size like 500GB, Internally not externally.

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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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IMac PPC :: Thin Red Line Running Down Display After Taken Apart To Replace Hard Drive

Mar 13, 2012

took to shop to get hard drive replaced and noticed when home that there is a thin red line running down the display. shop had a hard time putting the 2 halves together again? 

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Intel Mac :: How Much Does Apple Charge To Replace The Super-drive In A Late 2009

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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MacBook :: To Replace The Lcd With A Led Lcd?

Jan 21, 2009

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or know of any user mods to replace the lcd with a led lcd? on the new macbook.

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MacBook :: Possible To Replace SSD On It

Apr 13, 2012

The hard drive on my Macbook 4,1 is way too slow for me now. I want to replace a SSD III or II onto my Macbook. Does SSD III or II work on Macbook 4,1 White Early '08?

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Hardware :: Replace 4gb Ram In Macbook Pro

Jun 21, 2010

I recently replaced the 4GB with 8GB of ram in my 2010 MacBook Pro. However, the system only recognizes 4GB installed. Went back into the computer and now the top memory card is stuck and would not release to come out. What can I do to fix this problem?

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