Upgrading MacBook Hard Disks

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This guide explains how to upgrade the hard disk in a MacBook.

Step One


  1. Use a coin to turn the battery catch 90 degrees from its normal position, and remove the battery.

Step Two


  1. Grasp the white plastic tab attached to the hard drive and pull it to the right, removing the hard drive from the computer.
  2. Insert the replacement hard drive into the cradle. A Torx T9 screwdriver is required for this operation.
  3. Push drive and cradle in to compartment.

Note: The hard drive goes back into its compartment with the label facing down.

To finish, insert the battery, and turn on the MacBook.

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