Have you ever replaced your the HD of your MB or MBP by yourself?

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  1. Abet Arcenas

    Abet Arcenas Member

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    Let me start a thread!

    1. Replaced 160gb HD with 320gb of my MBP:)
     
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    1. Replaced my 80gb with a 250gb on my MB.
     
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    1. Replaced 160gb HD with 320gb of my MBP:)
    2. Replaced my 80gb with a 250gb on my MB.
    3. Replaced my 100gb with 320gb on my MBP (planning for 500gb)!
     
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    Replacing HD for MB & MBPro are very easy.. and the manual available to download online...
     
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    replaced my 60gb with a 250gb. thanks to philmug! :)
     
  6. lawrencebosox45

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    i had a HD replaced on an old powerbook once by a off duty mac technician... and the static actually broke the logic board...

    he replaced the logic board at no cost (i guess he had a old stock) but to think that if i tried to do it myself and that happened....TY nalang ang pbook ko...
     
  7. Abet Arcenas

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    Yup! Thanks to Philmug! I wouldn't have the guts to replace my HD. Got the support from PatrickGaerlan when cloning the HD had some hiccups but I'm pretty much proud that I can do the upgrade. Of course, i had to follow all the necessary precautions and really took my time with it. THANKS Philmug!!!
     
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    Let me differentiate replacing the hard drive between the MB and the MBP. Replacing the MBP is not hard but is relatively harder than replacing the HD in the MB.
     
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    Let me rephrase that - replacing the HDD on the MBP is a lot harder because you have to remove the upper case (keyboard and video cable) after unscrewing some of the bottom parts. With the MacBook, all you need to do is remove the battery, then remove the RAM shield and there you go - the HDD can already be pulled out.
     
  10. Shinrai

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    I have to agree. Unless you really know how to dismantle laptops, replacing the MBP HDD is best done by service centers (they charge a minimal fee anyway). Having the guts of your MBP exposed is a bit dangerous for the unprepared IMO.
     
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    How much difference do you add if you have it done in a service center? I'm planning to increase my HD as well. :D And where can we buy the main HD if ever?
     
  12. madmax168

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    MB and MBP is relatively easy compared to iBooks.
     
  13. Abet Arcenas

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    True the HD of the MB is much easier to remove than that of the MBP's. I'm working in Jakarta and I decided to do the upgrade myself (hard talking to the apple technicians in the local language to explain what you want to be done). The hardest part of the replacement was removing the top part of the MBP (where the keyboard is). Had to wiggle it free and after that it was just a matter of removing some tape, removing a few more screws and done. Scary - Yes! but doable!
     
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    Replaced a 60GB HD with a 320GB in my Macbook.
     
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    i replaced my macbook's 80gb with 160gb. The process itself is easy, what i found difficult is the search for the right screw. :)
     
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    Are the screws different from the original HDD? You're supposed to use them again with the new one, 'di ba?
     
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    @soloworx: I think he probably meant screwdriver. I had to delay upgrading my MacBook's HDD the first time around because I had to go buy a Torx Screwdriver set. Found an inexpensive set at Ace Hardware North EDSA
     
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    MB 2.4GHz (Late 2008) 250GB - 320GB
     
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    replaced my MBP's 160gb with a 320gb myself
    and next month, replacing the 320gb with a 500gb
     
  20. spongebob24

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    mine on a MB 160g to 320g.
     

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