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[_] Swap Macbook HDDs?

Robin Layfield robin at ultrasimplified.com
Mon Apr 25 14:39:54 BST 2011

Hi Keir,

there's good advice on doing the actual operation (and many more) here:

Mac Book Pro
http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/MacBook_Pro

Mac Book 
http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/MacBook

but it is pretty fiddly and you'll need some specialist tools (Torx screwdriver set and a "Spudger"). For the record I've managed to prise open an iBook using large plastic cable tie (about £6 cheaper than a Spudger)...

Robin
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On Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Keir Moffatt wrote: 
> Hi all,
> 
> I was wondering if anyone knew if a) it is possible to swap round Macbook
> HDDs and 2) if a specialist is required to do it?
> 
> My laptops are as follows...
> MacBook Pro (15" widescreen, late 2007): http://support.apple.com/kb/SP13
> MacBook (Black, late 2006): http://support.apple.com/kb/SP23
> 
> The MB has a 250GB 5400 RPM SATA Fujitsu HDD and the MBP has a 120GB 5400
> RPM SATA so, bar the generation/time difference of the actual laptop models,
> I'm guessing they're both compatible with each other? They are also both out
> of warranty so there's no concern about voiding it by doing this work
> myself/via a 3rd-party specialist.
> 
> Any advice/tips/experience greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks, Keir
> 
> 
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