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Utiliza esta guía para reemplazar un disco duro muerto.

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  1. Extrae los siguientes diez tornillos:
    • Extrae los siguientes diez tornillos:

      • Tres tornillos Phillips #00 de 14,4 mm

      • Tres tornillos Phillips #00 de 3,5 mm

      • Cuatro tornillos de resalto Phillips #00 de 3,5 mm

    Does void the warranty?

    jfondeur - Contestar

    No, it does not void the warranty. More specifically: http://eshop.macsales.com/Search/display...

    oakdragon12 - Contestar

    How much weight can I save by removing the optical drive?

    gunes314 - Contestar

    You can save a lot of weight if lets say your installing a solid state drive or putting in a second hard drive but if you know that you use the CD/DVD disc drive a lot then you might just want to leave the drive alone.

    Marshall WahlstromHelgren -

    Also wondering how much weight I'd save by just removing. My drive is broken for ages, but I have not needed it in ages. The HD was already replaced by a cheap SSD (second best thing after upgrading to 8GB), so I'd appreciate losing some weight. I mean, the computer. Although I could lose some too... erm... well, anyway, I guess the lack of the DVD would not interfere with anything, right? Opinions?

    Carlos Duarte do Nascimento - Contestar

    Apple has meticulously balanced the MacBook's weight from left to right, and removing the optical drive may off-balance the Mac.

    Seji the veggie -

    What so you think that a removing the optical drive which weighs less than a AA battery will unbalance a MBP making it unusable? LOL!

    Unless you use the MBP on a high wire (an even then I have my doubts) you'd never notice the weight difference.

    pmhparis -

    The issue is not one of weight but an issue with the systems cooling and an opening which objects could enter. For a few grams of weight I don’t think its worth it! A better solution would be to swap out the heaver HD for a much lighter SSD, and getting all of the performance benefits of the faster drive as well!

    While you might not think it the optical drive also acts as a stiffener so there is less twist in the case. This is because of the size of the hole for the DVD/CD’s so taking it out weakens the case design.

    Dan -

    I'm thinking you'd probably be OK losing the DVD drive without a problem. Just make sure the optical drive cable is secured or you might hear it rattling in there from time-to-time.

    John Adam Wickliffe - Contestar

    Hey guys,

    this website is amazing. I read it to guide me on fixing my mac book pro, but on the video, the girl gives a wrong information.. She says that is not possible replace just the keyboard... But I managed to replace only my keyboard. It is boring because I have to remove approximately 70 screws but it is possible. Thanks a lot! You guys helped me save about US$300 thats because in Brazil some technicians would charge me with that amount!

    I posted some pictures on your facebook page..

    renatumb - Contestar

    Tip: Use one of those weekday pill holders to have a cheep way to store screws you remove and each day of the week can be for different sizes or parts. It has been handy to have (much less expensive than the magnetic mat.

    Robert Wacker - Contestar

    Great tutorial. I found that using a Phillips #0 in lieu of the #00 worked much better.

    kschmesk - Contestar

    I tried the PH #00 for the 10 screws that hold the bottom case and it's too big, instead PH #000 works perfectly. Are you sure this screws are #00?

    Alex - Contestar

    The likely problem with your wifi is not the card but the antenna leads that go into the plastic clutch

    . Ifixit don't have a guide to change this as it it includes the isight camera so the screen has to be disassembled which is fairly hard

    I got round it by using the camera cable from the old set and cutting off the new one

    brian whittle - Contestar

    Hello MacWorld,

    Just want to say that this site is a great resource for repairing or upgrading your Mac. I had a bad SATA cable in my MacBook Pro and after ordering a new one from the "IFIXIT" site I received the cable within two days, replaced it and was up and running again in no time. Thanks IFIXIT for you help!

    wer 10/5/15

    tayseer999 - Contestar

    I have found that my MacBook Pro 13 Late 2011 has five shouldered screws and not four. I am not sure exactly where it goes but I have put it in the top left corner of the picture as it is the odd one out.

    GotMac - Contestar

    Hello, where can I buy the screws I need in case I lose one of them?

    taylornya - Contestar

    on my device the #00 screwdriver was a bit too small. a #0 was the perfect one

    Maximilian Klotz - Contestar

    I found with mine that the shouldered and un-shouldered screws were reversed (the three un-shouldered screws going where the orange colour indicates). Also, I found that the front four screws went in at an angle.

    gilded yak - Contestar

    Are you sure the short screws are different? The set sold here just says “Seven 3 mm Phillips #00 screws.”

    Jack - Contestar

    I have the same question. What is the difference between shouldered and not? So hard to see any difference…

    Michael Wilkens -

    I’ll second that. I could never find them being different.

    otetz -

    I have one stripped screw... How opening without drill it?! Any suggestions please?

    rodrigosady - Contestar

    I also stripped a couple screws. I wasn’t able to open it up without drilling. After drilling the heads and removing the cover it was easy to hacksaw the tip and unscrew with a standard driver.

    Michael Wilkens -

    I used 3 eggcups to hold the screws ;>) They are very fiddly and easy to drop on floor so keep the MacBook away from the edge of the surface you are using to avoid accidentally dropping a screw off the edge of a table, etc.

    Stephen Smith - Contestar

    A screw does not come out, how can I get it out? Many thanks in advance for your help

    Wilder Torres - Contestar

    Since you’ll be removing many screws it’s best to plan ahead. I found it especially helpful to have a small plastic tray with about a dozen separate compartments to hold screws. As I removed screws I kept them in one compartment for each item removed. For example: The lower case removal involves the removal of ten screws. I kept them all in the first tray compartment and set the lid aside. Also, I put a post-it note identifying this compartment as “Lower case” and noted that the top right-most screws were the long ones. I continued with this methodology as a removed the next item, and the next, etc. Disassembly notes included for each compartment. This helped SIGNIFICANTLY as I was able to reassemble the Macbook easily by simply going from one compartment to the next (in reverse order). This guide is rated “Difficult” which it really isn’t when you plan ahead in this way. It saves time in the long run.

    airshack - Contestar

    when putting the macbook pro back together, the middle screw on the right side (if the computer is upside down and you have the hinge furthest away from you) requires a bracket that was not included with my new upper case. i had to remove it from my old case and transfer it over - if you don’t do this, that screw will have nothing to attach to.

    this was one of the many additional parts i needed to transfer from my old case to the new one that aren’t mentioned in this guide…i’m adding comments on each step to try to help others…i wish i had thought to take pictures.

    Matt - Contestar

    It seems to me the yellow and orange screws are the same

    Luca Giancarli - Contestar

    If you look closely, the four front screws (with the yellow circles) have a short unthreaded section under the head. The orange keyed screws are threaded all the way up.

    Raymond Ives -

    The screws used on all Retina models, as well as about everything Apple has made since the iPhone 4, uses “PENTALOBULAR” not Phillips screws. These look like a TORX driver, but it has 5 concave sides. I believe the size you want is a P4 or T4. (1.2mm).

    Don Cely - Contestar

    Two screw types:

    ______________________________

    Shouldered Unshouldered

    xxxxxxx……….xxxxxxx

    ..xxxxx……..….…….x…….

    …..x……..…...……….x…….

    …..x…………....……..x…….

    ______________________________

    El Crashitan - Contestar

    If you are following this guide to upgrade to a better drive and want to keep your system and data intact I highly recommend first following the guide to Clone an Existing Drive using the recommended free SuperDuper!. That process was a breeze and gives you confidence that the new drive will come up looking exactly the way it did when you started.

    Patrick Langvardt - Contestar

    My top tip - make sure you buy good quality Phillips screwdrivers and a magnetic holder. Cheap screwdrivers won’t get the screws undone safely. Without a magnetic holder you have no chance of getting the tiny crews in and out safely.

    jeremyyoung - Contestar

    I did this last weekend, and definitely, a Phillips #000 screwdriver is required (not a Phillips #00!)

    Javier Campos Delgado - Contestar

  2. Usa tus dedos a modo de palanca para levantar la tapa inferior del cuerpo del MacBook por la zona del ventilador.
    • Usa tus dedos a modo de palanca para levantar la tapa inferior del cuerpo del MacBook por la zona del ventilador.

    • Extrae la tapa inferior.

    If the black vent window that is attached to the back cover becomes loose what kind of glue should be used to attach it again, thermal paste or super glue?

    Thanks for your help.

    Mikell - Contestar

    bonjour cette truc ça marche au mac Brook pro Retina ou pas?

    Shi Feng - Contestar

    Bonjour, alors cela va dépendre du modèle de MacBook Pro Retina concerné. Par exemple, si vous avez un 13 pouces, allez consulter cette page MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Repair et sélectionnez-y votre modèle. Les Retina 15 pouces se trouvent ici MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Repair. Sinon cet outil https://fr.ifixit.com/info/ID-your-Mac (pour l’instant seulement disponible en anglais) vous aide à identifier quel modèle vous avez et vous redirige vers la page de votre appareil, où vous trouverez le tutoriel correspondant à votre Retina. Bonne réparation !

    Claire Rapp -

    Merhaba, trackpad değişimi ve ayarlaması için tornavidaya ihtiyacım var, bu konuda yardımcı olabilir misiniz acaba? Ne tür bir tornavidaya ihtiyacım var ve nereden bulabilirim acaba?

    Volkan Ogul - Contestar

    • Usa el borde de un spudger para levantar el conector de la batería haciendo palanca para extraer su toma de corriente de la placa madre.

    • Se recomienda hacer palanca en los laterales del conector para extraerlo de su toma de corriente. Ten cuidado con las esquinas de los conectores ya que pueden romperse con facilidad.

    Is this step of removing the battery connector required?

    manodh - Contestar

    yes - as with disassembly of any electronic component you have to remove any power source. You don't want to accidentally turn the Mac on

    khull -

    Sooo the track pad is under the battery...you kind of have to remove it to get to the track pad.

    stiknrudder -

    This step is not really required. Apple does not recommend it.

    Steven Layton - Contestar

    My Battery does not get recognized after i disconnected it, screw this site!

    Diego Hernandes -

    Did you properly ground yourself to the case before putting the spudger to the connector/logic board? Did you use a spudger or something else that is non conductive...or did you use a flat blade metal screw driver instead and compound your error by not grounding yourself before touching the logic board? All kinds of variables here but the bottom line is iFixit provided you a guide to fix your computer. Lots of others have followed this guide without trouble. Your battery issues are not their fault. They did say this guide was moderate difficulty...maybe it's just a little beyond your skill level. We should all know our limits!

    stiknrudder -

    Rather than be careful of the corners of the connector i would say don't use the spudger anywhere near the corners. While the corner looks like the obvious place to begin to pry it up from, it will break. Levering from the sides as the instructions suggest works well.

    ausmkv - Contestar

    wonder why apple does not recommend it?!

    Peter - Contestar

    I would recommend it, one careless short and the whole board is dead......

    John - Contestar

    simply remove the battery rather than disconnecting the cable

    toiu - Contestar

    What do you mean by "remove the battery"?

    Anrothan -

    Don't know what the deal is with the battery, but this IS a necessary step to keep from frying the logic Board if you accidentally touch something and short it out. I did this step every time during my troubleshooting and The battery was ALWAYS recognized by the system the next time I turned the MBP on. So be safe and don't fry your logic board in the process...

    fasthans - Contestar

    Prying the battery connector off does not take much force. I did exactly what the guide suggested (walked it off back and forth) with the spudger without any problems. Just be very gentle, much like with anything inside laptops, they are very fragile and need to be worked with carefully. A+ instructions, battery replacement was a success.

    aekinaka - Contestar

    Installed/upgraded 4gb RAM to the system maximum 16gb and installed a 500 gb SSD today....DID NOT disconnect the battery cable....no issues at all when I powered back up. Then did a clean install of OSX Yosemite....next I used a time machine backup to put all my stuff back on the new HD. From start to finish it took about 4 hours. Macbook boots up right at 16 seconds now.

    MacProUser - Contestar

    Easiest to use two spudgers, one on each short end, I found.

    Simon Mundy - Contestar

    I took off th Airport /Bluetooth connectors but the number J3 connector is broken and so where can i buy J3 connecter for the Airport/bluetooth board

    Zeerachen - Contestar

    Its a lot easier and safer (corner wise) to pry it using the flat side of the black spudger directly in front of the connector (don't go/use the corners) very easily you will be able to pry it further by inserting the spudger into a better and thicker plastic section of the connector

    Ed Oliver - Contestar

    DON'T remove the Battery Cable, you risk the battery NOT being recognised when you start the Mac up again, or breaking it!! More to the point, APPLE DOES NOT RECOMMEND THIS, so don't do it! I Installed 2x 8GB ( 16Gb total) of Crucial Mac RAM at 1333Mhz for my Late 2011 MacBook Pro, and it works beautifully, fully recognised and working well. I followed these instructions, but as Apple didnt recommend disconnecting the battery, I skipped this step, and as well as taking less time, nothing was damaged or broken, and everything works perfectly!!! Just make sure that you DISCHARGE ALL STATIC ELECTRICITY FROM YOUR HANDS, by touching a metal surface in the Mac. Apple recommends the edge of the Optical Disk Drive ( Big silver thing ) before touching any parts. Also, Take care removing the RAM out of its packet, DO NOT touch the Gold connectors, and hold the RAM by the edges. Finally, be PATIENT, GENTLE and it should all go perfectly. I managed it first time, with no technical ability, so follow my advice. Good luck!

    Bradley Marks - Contestar

    Followed the tuto Step by step. Disconnected the battery (quite easily).

    No problem when I lit the Mac on again. Battery's here, date's right.

    nichoferr - Contestar

    Switch off your Mac and continue without disconnecting the battery. Don't know how it will switch on by itself.

    Mfernandez - Contestar

    This comment made me think that disconnecting the battery was no point at all, because really - how would the computer be able to switch on by it self. So... I had my mac flipped around and was fiddling with the last part of the guide when I all of a sudden hear the start up sound! Don't know how and why it did. I turned it around with it guts open and guts hanging out. Screen was on. I forced it to shut down by keeping the power button down. Turned it back and first thing removed the battery cord.

    Luckily the computer started up just like normal. But hearing that sound was just too scary.

    BTW I had been cautious to de static myself multiple times.

    wassberg -

    Definitely do this step. It's an easy disconnect anyway and also easy to reconnect later.

    Stephen Smith - Contestar

    I removed the battery cable for the repair. When I plugged in the MagSafe adapter after the repair, the Mac turned on automatically without pressing the power button and I was a bit worried, but after a restart everything worked fine again. I did have to reset date and time in Preferences. The battery was recognized OK.

    Raymond Rinaldi - Contestar

    Okey, I skipped this battery disconnection part. Did not do anything like this before in my life, changing the cable was super easy!

    Marijke de Vries - Contestar

    The official Apple guide to replacing the RAM says nothing about disconnecting the battery but it does recommend touching metal inside to discharge static. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201165

    B T - Contestar

    I always do this when working on MacBooks (over ten years) and it never caused an issue. Don’t worry about this step as removal of the battery connector is simple. This particular connector is pretty much goof-proof as it won’t break. I’m fairly aggressive and just pop it off whenever I’m working on the Macbook Pro.

    airshack - Contestar

    Hello!

    Do I really need to use a spudger tool? Can’t I just use like two plectrums for guitar? xD

    Myzcio - Contestar

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    • Dobla el cabre de la batería ligeramente para alejarlo de su conexión en la placa madre para evitar que se conecte accidentalmente mientras trabajas.

    What are the changes of it broke when i bend it?, after i disconect it does not work anymore

    Diego Hernandes - Contestar

    The guide worked perfectly, as it has in the past (our family has three Mid-2012 Macbook Pros that have been separately upgraded with RAM and SSD).

    The PH00 screwdriver fit perfectly.

    One note on getting the screws to seat easily and thread perfectly...always turn them gently a couple turns to the left (CCW or Anti-Clockwise) until you hear a small click. That's where the threads will grab. Works with any screw, but when threads are fine, this will help ensure that the screw is at the correct angle and will grab and seat perfectly.

    Great guides. Thanks!

    timgunkel - Contestar

    Got RAM in but only one slot is working and now I can't remove! The RAM won't pop up like before and tabs don't seem to do anything. Please advise.

    Sal Ergrapes - Contestar

    I put some tape between the connector and socket while working on the drive.

    Stephen Smith - Contestar

    That's a good tip

    Anrothan -

    Followed the advice and right as I was installing the replacement fan , the socket broke right off the motherboard.

    Ian Thal - Contestar

    One other note: The screw heads fit flush with the curvature of the case -- which means that they aren't exactly horizontal. In other words, they aren't perpendicular to the table that the computer is resting on. Don't try to force them straight in vertically, because you'll risk cross-threading them. (nearly ruined one screw hole myself!)

    lelandjordon - Contestar

    does the battery connection need to be removed? I only ask as other videos etc have not shown this step.

    Darren Rose - Contestar

    • Remueve los dos tornillos Phillips que sujetan el soporte del disco duro a la tapa superior.

    • Estos tornillos se mantendrán unidos al soporte de disco duro.

    These were Philips #0 screws in my computer.

    Church Tucker - Contestar

    • Remueve el soporte del disco duro.

    • El soporte de disco duro podría estar firmemente arraigado contra la tapa superior.

    Don't miss this step: I almost did and of course couldn't get the disk out until I looked at the video !

    francistasset - Contestar

    • Utiliza la lengüeta adjunta para levantar el disco duro de la tapa superior.

    • No intentes aun de remover el disco duro completamente. Esta todavía unido al cable de disco duro.

    Agregar Comentario

    • Tira el cable del disco duro para separarlo del cuerpo del disco duro

    • Remueve el disco duro.

    The hard drive cable is a recalled part on these machines. You may need to replace it before your drive will be read correctly. The Apple Store will replace your cable for free if it's problematic.

    Eric March - Contestar

    • Retira los cuatro 6,0 mm T6 Torx discos duros puestos de retención de los lados del disco duro.

    • Transfiere las publicaciones de retención del disco duro a su nuevo disco duro.

    • Si lo deseas, transfiere la pestaña de extracción a su nuevo disco duro.

    • Si está instalando un nuevo disco duro, tenemos una guía de instalación de OS X para que puedaa comenzar a usarlo.

    • Si actualizaste tu ROM de firmware de EFI, también puedes realizar una recuperación de Internet.

    T5, not T6 on mine.

    pilzn - Contestar

    Reinserting the tiny screws was a pain, until I discovered this: initially turn them counterclockwise, till the threads 'agree' and the screw drops down into it's threded slot. Then go clockwise and they seat properly.

    Dave - Contestar

    The paint on the screw threads makes it a little finicky to get them to 'find' the threading in their matching holes.

    Bad words were said, but job complete.

    Dave - Contestar

    T6 were just too small to fit the screws of the retaining post, and T8 was just too big. I suspect a T7 will fit. I will get a T7 screwdriver and report back.

    Beware other users: T6 as the guide suggests may not be the correct choice for all.

    fludiumvatn - Contestar

    I tries every T there is and eventually got a grip. But they just won't turnê. I evento tries using pliers but the screws stay unmovabble.

    Julio Lobato - Contestar

    If replacing the hard drive with a 7mm SSD, is a spacer required? This guide from Crucial suggests it is, but there's no mention of it here.

    http://guides.crucial.com/Guide/MacBook+...

    Just wondering if people are managing without the spacer.

    Jeff Smith - Contestar

    I had the spacer and used it, and all seems fine. I put in a Crucial MX500.

    Steve Jones -

    T6 perfect for me today.

    Stephen Smith - Contestar

    The screws came out easily for me, but I was not able to remove retaining posts from the old HD, so I just installed the new SSD without them.

    Koen van der Drift - Contestar

    I just replaced the original hard drive on my mid 2012 MBP with a Crucial SSD from iFixit and am amazed at the new zip this has giving it! I first upgraded the RAM from 8 to 16 GB and that helped the speed but nothing like this new SSD, I found everything in this guide to be accurate for my computer. I did take the course of first cloning my original drive onto the SSD using the recommended SuperDuper! software, following the guide for that, and highly recommend taking that route.

    Patrick Langvardt - Contestar

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Under updated firmware, macbook pro unibody models will not recognize many third-party hard drives. See this discussion: https://discussions.apple.com/message/15...

Ewan Robinson - Contestar

Awesome guide! Swapped my 320GB hard drive for an 1TB hard drive. Took five mins thanks to iFixit!

Chris - Contestar

I feel you should be pointing out a couple of things about the chassis screws that are not obvious to the inexperienced

- the 6 screws that are not along the hinge edge of the body (4 yellow & 2 of the orange) are not perpendicular to the flat surface; they go in at an angle such that their heads are flat in the curve in which they sit. Attempting to hold the screwdriver upright in these heads could lead to damage to the screws, stripping out the "cross"

- attempting to insert these screws "straight" when reassembling will lead to cross-threading and stripping the screw threads

Christopher Bedford - Contestar

Will I notice a diference in booting speeds?

(actually, real question would be: Is it faster than the original sata, and if so, how much faster and how will it affect me?

C Eyzag - Contestar

Yes almost 5 times faster 20s rather than 1min30s

Felix Roque -

I did this upgrade as instructed and everything went swimmingly. I used SuperDuper to clone the drive well before opening the mac and removing the original hard drive. I loved SuperDuper but there are also alternatives for cloning. The iFixit kit contains the proper tools too and it's a bargain though the drive can be had for much less elsewhere.

phreest - Contestar

All went well. Entirely doable. I did the memory while I was in there too. So now have 16Gb and a 1TB SSD running! Couple of comments

1: Whoever suggested using a prescription pill day counter for screws was a genius. You should do that too. Telling the shouldered from the unsoldered 3.5mm Phillips 00 screws will drive you nuts otherwise

2: The recovery instructions are a bit old if you've been keeping you OSes up to date. If you have Yosemite or what not, you have had your firmware flashed. So just make a time machine backup on a USB drive; replace everything; and right after you power up, hold Apple-R (if you have WIFI) and it will boot. Use disk utility to partition the drive as bootable (macos journalled with guid), then plug in the USB time machine, and recover from that. Few hours later you are in business.

Thanks iFixit. Great instructions,

paul - Contestar

I’m sorry, but I don’t understand Apple-r. Are you talking about the command key? I don’t have an apple on my keyboard. Thank you!

strofan23 -

I did this with the iFixit provided 1TB SSD. It all went well. It's really an easy task, though it might seem daunting. Just don't "force it" with any of the delicate parts.

The restart of the computer was a little startling. I flipped open the laptop and bam, it started. Might have been an errant press on the power button.

Also, to reinstall, I used "Internet recovery" which worked perfectly, as building a thumb drive boot drive failed on me. Internet recovery saved my world. Took about 4 hours to restore 320G of data on my new drive.

keimel - Contestar

HI, i tried to swap my data from the old hard drive to the new one, but on my mac book pro the disk utility programm does not open...there is something called a Festplattendienstprogramm, but it looks completely differs than the utility program.

How can i find this program on my early 2011 MacBook Pro bought in germany?

Thanx for help!

Maike Wehmeier - Contestar

I tried to swap my hard drive on a new 1TB one, but the disk utility program does not open! It seems, that it s not existing on this early 2011 MacBook Pro bought in germany. There is a "Festplattendienstprogramm" but it looks completely different and does not have the possibility to swap the data...Any idea how to solve this? Thanx for help!

Maike Wehmeier - Contestar

I went to the apple store and they stated that I needed a new hard drive. But, they noticed a water mark that was marked red and said that it voided the warranty and I would have needed to pay even more for them to replace the hard drive. So I bought the hard drive suggested by ifixit and replaced the hard drive. When i start my computer it stay at a apple sign with spinning wheel for a while. I pressed command option R to try to download the mac ox software but the hard drive does not put up under the disk utility screen in order to download it. HELP!

ronald61 - Contestar

try holding option, command, p and r on boot up. It’s called clearing the NVRAM I think (might be wrong about that ?) the mac soundeffect will play once then twice then let go. This really helped me out with my 2011 MBP after it installed some updates and didn’t seem to be able to load back up.

John Kuckens -

Excellent guide. My daughter's MacBook Pro had stopped booting up and when she took it to the local Apple Store they recommended replacing the drive. I took the opportunity to upgrade to the 1TB hybrid drive. Easy replacement. I booted up and reinstalled MacOS Lion via WiFi and then upgraded to Sierra. Everything is working fine and now have 900+GB of free space!! Thanks iFixIt folks

Stephen Smith - Contestar

This guide, in combination with the youtube video instructions and the youtube video about how to clone the hard drive, worked perfectly. I am now using my much faster and much less full macbook - and loving it! Thanks for all you guys and gals do!

Melissa Smith - Contestar

I used this guide to swap out my harddrive with an ssd. My Macbook pro is amazing now! Boot times and loading times are a thing of the past, and Spotlight searches are instantaneous! I won't need a new laptop for quite some time! The swap is easy, I did the whole thing in under 20 minutes.

Drew Dittmann - Contestar

Anyone know how to do this with a hard drive that's already failed? I don't need to recover anything from it, I just need to get my daughter's 2011 Macbook Pro operational again. I don't think replacing the hard drive will be hard, what I don't understand is how do you get the Mac OS back on it?

Thanks

Troy Taylor - Contestar

you can put a OS installer on a USB drive and after you install the new harddrive, hold command R and then follwo directions to boot from / install from USB.

John Kuckens -

Can i replaced using NVMe M.2 card instead? I notice that there is enclosure for sale to convert to SATA but not sure it will fit into the space or will it work, please advise. Thanks

dex tan - Contestar

Superb - swapped out my late 2010 Macbook pro 500GB HD w/ a Seagate 2TB HSSD in 20 mins (sure, the Super Duper back-up took ~8hrs prior to) and it's off to the races, fast boot etc.! Brilliant DIY site, couldn't have made it any easier - thanks very much! James

James Brighten - Contestar

dec tan - you can most likely use a NVMe M.2, but you won't get the actual speeds of an NVMe card, due to SATA limitations. You're better off just getting a regular SATA SSD for this computer.

Troy Taylor - You can use internet recovery (option-command-R) at boot up to reinstall the basic OS to a new hard disk.

john chinte - Contestar

hi wich brand of hard drive should I get ? the hybrid or the ocz ? this will fit on early unibody and later ones ? thank you …

and this way more cheaper than the Samsung Evo’s

alex tiglao - Contestar

I have an ealry 2011 MacBook Pro 13”. The computer just stopped working and I think the hard drive may need replacing since I dropped it and there is now a dent where the hard drive sits. I think I’ll replace it, but how do I get the operating system on it after replacing it? Some have suggested an OS Installer…not sure what that is. Please help! Thanks.

Mateo Hernandez - Contestar

Having suffered significant damage, totally refurbished my MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 i7, I subsequently installed a Samsung 860 250 GB SSD. Following resetting NVRAM improved boot-up times.

Michael T - Contestar

Just installed EVO850 500gb SSD on mac early 2011 with 16GB ram. No extra sata cable. Just replaced and started os x boot disk. All great. Amazing fast. Value for Money as Saves time :)

kabeer_bd - Contestar

Hmmm could I replace the typical HDD with an SSD in a MacBook Pro Mid 2011?

Thanks,

Stephen McKenna - Contestar

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