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  1. Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • When removing these screws, note how they come out at a slight angle. They must be reinstalled the same way.

  2. Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.
    • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

  3. For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), disconnecting the battery connector is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not disconnect the battery connector, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified. Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.
    • For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), disconnecting the battery connector is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not disconnect the battery connector, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified.

    • Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.

    • It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket.

  4. Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.
    • Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.

  5. Remove two Phillips screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.
    • Remove two Phillips screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.

    • These screws are captive to the hard drive bracket.

  6. Lift the retaining bracket out of the upper case.
    • Lift the retaining bracket out of the upper case.

  7. Lift the hard drive by its pull tab and pull it out of the chassis, minding the cable attaching it to the computer.
    • Lift the hard drive by its pull tab and pull it out of the chassis, minding the cable attaching it to the computer.

  8. Remove the hard drive cable by pulling its connector straight away from the hard drive. Remove the hard drive cable by pulling its connector straight away from the hard drive.
    • Remove the hard drive cable by pulling its connector straight away from the hard drive.

  9. Remove two T6 Torx screws from each side of the hard drive (four screws total). You'll need to transfer these screws to your new hard drive if you're changing drives.
    • Remove two T6 Torx screws from each side of the hard drive (four screws total).

    • You'll need to transfer these screws to your new hard drive if you're changing drives.

    • If desired, peel the pull tab off your old hard drive and transfer it to the side of your new drive.

    • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running. Many recent Macs may be able to use OS X Internet Recovery.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thanks yet again, iFixit! I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but your clear, explicit directions always make me feel like one.

The repair proved even easier than the "moderate" difficulty rating would suggest. The entire process took me about ten minutes—far less time than it would take to even drive to a repair depot or Genius Bar.

Also: I was unable to locally source a spudger or T6 Torx screwdriver, and couldn't afford to wait. No problemo! I was able to easily disconnect the MacBook battery using my fingernails. Also, because the Torx screws protrude slightly, I was able to unscrew them (and screw them into the new drive) using needle-nose pliers.

My new drive is now formatted and being restored using a Time Machine backup.

scott - Contestar

Very easy if you have a basic understanding of how a computer is put together. Took me about five minutes, honestly. The hardest part was getting a screwdriver that was small enough. The key is to go slow and BE CAREFUL. If you're going to disconnect the battery connector, DON'T PRY IT WITH ANYTHING METAL. That should be common sense, but it probably isn't. Also, take note that the ribbon cable that is attached to the SATA connector is very delicate. Again, be careful and you should be good.

Adam - Contestar

Great guide. Everything was exactly as stated. However, not my HD sits loose in the case. It shifts and clunks every time I pick it up. Did I miss something or should I just open it up and use duct tape.

joel - Contestar

I had the same issue. You probably forgot to take the torx screws off the old drive and put them on the new drive. See Step 9 for details. I glossed over this, it was easy to miss, but it's definitely in the steps above and probably the cause of your issue.

Syd Logan -

REALLY straightforward :)

Have a plate or other clean, plain surface - as you unscrew them just lay out the scerws in their physical order and positions on the plate.

I DIDN'T disconnect the battery, but was VERY careful not to touch ANYTHING other than the disk - I guess that's feasibly where an accident might happen.

Go slow, keep touching a metal radiator or similar to ensure there is no static build up, and... DONE! Thanks iFixit :)

Mark Bodha - Contestar

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