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[_] Swap Macbook HDDs?

Robin Layfield robin at
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

Mac Book

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 Layfield
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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):
> MacBook (Black, late 2006):
> 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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