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]
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.
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.
i want to replace my macbook hard drive and want to clear everything on it but i lost my macbook (intel mac 2007)install dvd. can i use the macbook pro osx 10.6 install dvd instead. will it work? how can i start installation from the dvd with the blank hard drive?
I am looking in to switching my DVD-Burner in my Macbook (13" Unibody) to a SSD Drive, I found MCE that does have a product called optibay that lets you do it. However I think it is a little pricey $99 plus shipping to Sweden and what ever the customs decides to charge me. Are there any alternatives, preferably in the EU?
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..
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?
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
#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?
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...
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
I have a Rev. A with broken hinges and since it has a small dent in the righthand side, Apple woun't fix it (I have already had a fierce discussion with Apple regarding this matter, so please no comments about extended warranty ;-)
On eBay it is possible to buy a set of new hinges including the grey piece of plastic that breaks with the hinges. Is it possible to replace the hinges on a Rev. A with these spares?
Would love to keep my Air as second machine beside a iMac 27" or Mac Pro.
I recently broke my Macbook's LCD. For some odd reason I followed guide to opening the top case first before I replaced the LCD. Well I've managed to put everything back together besides two things. I can't get the microphone cable . or the inverter cable, back into the logic board. Do I have to use a special computer glue to get them back attached?
my local Apple store replaced the horrendous chipping keyboard on my original Apple refurbed 1.83 GHz Core Duo Whitebook. It feels a lot better now but I can't help but wonder how long it'll be before this new keyboard starts chipping away too, especially considering the well documented issues with the plastic Macbooks.Just as a point of information, my Whitebook is maxed out at 2GB RAM with the stock 60GB HDD and combo drive. My wife and I use this laptop pretty much daily for HOME use: typically for surfing, email, iWork stuff and Parallels/XP stuff. Outside of that, we don't do anything really CPU intensive on it - although the fans will kick in if I have too many Safari windows open, watching a video or doing something in Parallels. I do have Logic, Garageband '09 and Ableton Live installed and intended to do music on it, but I really never use them on the Macbook because the 13" screen seems a bit too small to effectively do anything with them IMO.