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Cuando remplaces tu disco duro, deberas transferir los tornillos Torx del disco duro antiguo al nuevo.

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  1. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342, Tapa inferior: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Retire los ocho tornillos Phillips de 4 mm que sujetan la carcasa inferior al MacBook.

    According to this page, the 8 screws are not identical.

    Can anybody tell me where each kind of screw is supposed to go?

    Gregoire - Contestar

    They are all 100% Identical. You were probably looking at a different model, or Apple has entered the wrong information... Hey, It happens...

    weeowey weeowey -

    The screws on the Late 2009 are identical. The blue lock compound might make tightening some require a little more effort.

    svenaustx - Contestar

    Can I replace it with a SATA 3 cable?

    nm - Contestar

    A1342 macbook does not have the right controller to support sata III

    weeowey weeowey -

    hi, i just got back from the apple store and they are really keen for me to upgrade to a new laptop since my battery is old and the screen is cracked, so glad i found ifixit i would love to upgrade this puppy! gonna make it a real sleeper! styler hall wrote about sticking 16 gb of ram in his a 1342 ? is this a simply mather of ordering 3 4gb sticks ?aslo i currently have 4 gb and would like to upgrade to 8 ( or indeed 16) does that mean i need to buy all new sticks or can i continue to use the old one and stick a new one next to it ?

    thanks again mick van aar, perth western aus.

    michelvanaar - Contestar

    The A1342 will take up to 16 GB of RAM, however, there are only two RAM slots, so use two 8-GB RAM modules. Other World Computing (OWC) is a great reference source for info on exactly which RAM to use with which model; prices are usually much better on EBay though. Add an SSD from OWC and your machine will really scream!

    I hope that helps!

    gdesbrisay -

    Gregoire is right. The 8 screws are absolutely NOT identical, I’m looking at them right now, weeowey weeowey.

    John Guzman - Contestar

    I just wanted to say that, in 2020, i used these instructions to replace the magsafe socket on my A1286, mid-2012, pre-Retina MacBook Pro. The internal layout is not quite the same but close enough for me to do the job. I skipped the steps of fully disconnecting the fans and speakers because of what others had said about breaking the sockets. it just meant I had to be extremely careful when lifting up the main board so that I did not tear and break the connections. I was able to disconnect the old magsafe socket with the board flat and in situ, but there was no where near enough room to be able to aline and press home the new par home. Reluctantly i had to lever up the board. This was difficult as there is a tapped post that holds a screw in the way close to where the USB sockets are, that prevented the board lifting up and out. I had to be quite forceful to manouevre the sockets out from the edge of the case.

    Paul Burridge - Contestar

  2. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 2, imagen 1 de 3 Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 2, imagen 2 de 3 Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 2, imagen 3 de 3
    • La carcasa inferior está construida de aluminio recubierto de goma. No doble excesivamente el aluminio durante la extracción, ya que cualquier deformación permanente causará problemas de tolerancia después del reensamblaje.

    • Levante ligeramente la tapa inferior cerca de la abertura de ventilación.

    • Continúa pasando los dedos entre la parte superior e inferior hasta que salgan los clips de retención.

    • La ubicación de estos tres clips se muestra en la tercera imagen.

    Do the retaining clips have to be re-engaged when replacing the lower case?

    John Morley - Contestar

    Answering my own question, the clips re-engage when the lower case is correctly positioned. You can help them by gently pressing the lower case with your thumbs midway along the two short sides. When everything is correctly aligned the eight screw holes line up.

    John Morley -

    Rather than running your fingernail down the sides to free up the retaining clips, I found that using an old credit card, inserted about 1/4”, to run along the left and right side popped those end retaining clips right off with no problem. You may need to twist the card slightly when in the middle area to help pop those off.

    bdahl385 - Contestar

  3. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342, Batería: paso 3, imagen 1 de 1
    • Por precaución, aconsejamos que desconectes el conector de la batería de la placa lógica para evitar ninguna descarga eléctrica. Este paso es opcional y no es requerido.

    • Usar la punta plana de una spudger para levantar el conector de la batería de su enchufe en la placa lógica.

    • Puede ser mas fácil usar tus uñas para levantar el conector en ambos lados

    you do not need to remove the battery when replacing the hard drive or ram

    brilldoctor - Contestar

    beware not to lift the connector to close of the angle, as the picture suggest it. It might broke the angle. Attack by the middle.

    naamol - Contestar

    Be careful of the corner of the battery cable connector when trying to pry it off with the spudge. I knocked the corner of mine. No operational impact but was not very pleasing!

    jljordanweb - Contestar

    Not necessary, but a good idea, so as to avoid any spurious charges going through the boards...

    svenaustx - Contestar

    @Svenaustx - What could happen if not removing this battery? Worst case? Not a geek on this but did change RAM on my Macbook Pro "15. Can't remember disconneting the battery back then. Shouldn't it be sufficient shutting the Mac off and ensure it has been used for an hour or so before replacing RAM?

    Allan Clarke -

    i used a metal pry and noticed some sparking when i disconnected the battery. replaced ram. now it wont turn on. did i fry it?

    Ian Lynch - Contestar

  4. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342, Disco Duro: paso 4, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remueve los dos tornillos Phillips de 11 mm sosteniendo el retenedor del disco duro a la carcasa superior.

    • Estos tornillos son cautivos en el retenedor del disco duro.

    Which screwdriver do I need for this? I can't seem to get them moving with the Philips one I used for removing the case of my Macbook.

    xyasjah - Contestar

    You´ll need a Phillips 00 and a Torx T6 Screwdriver

    nm -

  5. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 5, imagen 1 de 1
    • Levanta el retenedor hacia afuera de la carcasa superior.

    • Cuando pongas el retenedor devuelta después de remplazar el disco duro, es fácil de ponerla al revés. Si no esta asentada sin problemas, voltéala y prueba de nuevo.

  6. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 6, imagen 1 de 3 Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 6, imagen 2 de 3 Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 6, imagen 3 de 3
    • Levanta el disco duro por su lengüeta y tira de el lejos de la carcasa superior, recordando que el cable que lo sigue uniendo a la placa lógica.

    • En algunas revisiones del MacBook A1342, el retenedor del disco duro puede incluir dos soportes de goma (como se muestra en la segunda foto.) La orientación correcta de los soportes de goma es mostrado en la tercera foto.

  7. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 7, imagen 1 de 2 Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342: paso 7, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remueve el cable del disco duro tirando de su conector lejos del disco duro.

  8. Remplazo del Disco Duro de un MacBook Unibody Modelo A1342, Disco Duro: paso 8, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remueve los dos tornillos Torx T6 de los dos lados del disco duro (cuatro tornillos en total).

    • Necesitarás transferir estos tornillos a tu nuevo disco duro si estas cambiando discos.

    • Si estás instalando un nuevo disco duro, tenemos una guía de instalación de macOS para tenerte listo.

    If you don't have a T6 Torx screwdriver, you can use snub nose pliers to unscrew them by clamping on the screws and turning them out.

    Mehron Kugler - Contestar


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20 comentarios

awesome guide! This really made it so easy to figure out exactly what I was doing. The large, sharp pictures really made me feel confident that I was doing everything properly. Thanks!

dcmcnyy - Contestar

can i install an ssd instead of a normal hd?

brian ramdhan - Contestar

Yes, absolutely. I switched mine out with a Kingston 120GB SSD.

qosmioamit -

can this model A1342 take an SSD with SATA3 instead of SATA2?

Nikhil M - Contestar

By the looks of it. The Crucial MX100 is explicitly said to be compatible and has SATA III:

Albert -

I replaced the original 250GB Hitachi hard drive with a 1TB Samsung HN-M101MBB. Everything worked fine, but now the fan is always running. Maybe the temeprature sensor of the hard drive doesn't connect with the computer?

Ralf Steikert - Contestar

Excellent guide. I'm a complete n00b when it comes to HD/SSD install so this guide was magic. With the right tools, its just so easy. After also replacing RAM, I'm looking forward to a much more pleasant and productive time with my new old 2010 Macbook :) Thanks, iFixit!

kyteflyer - Contestar

Thank you! I was able to easily change the hard drive of my daughter's Macbook. Didn't need the spudger at any point though, which is good as only had makeshift options available for that.

(Wasn't able to update the OS on same drive as it didn't show as an option in OS installation even after trying Erase/Partition steps using the Utility, as mentioned at several places online. But did finally manage to clone from Time Machine backup and then update the OS onto that.)

maighaa - Contestar

Can I use/nstall a 7mm thick 2.5-inch SSD (solid state drive)?

Eric Stealth - Contestar

Hey I have a 2011 13" that needs a new hard drive , would this work ? Also any other options ? Plz help!!

Juan marin - Contestar

Hey I need to know what hard drive I could use for my 2011 MacBook Pro. Also is there other options ? Thanks !!

Juan marin - Contestar

No Torx screwdriver? No problem! You can easily remove and replace the Torx screws with some good pliers or vice grips.

Scott Rollans - Contestar

I had to use a pair of crimpers to get a good grip on one of my torx screws that was stripped. I'm gonna be investing in a small pair of those adjustable pliers(with the crew thing on one of the handles) for my tinker toolbox.

Sarah Haggerty -

No problem with replacing the drive, but when I rebooted, some keys on the right hand side of the keyboard, including L and the Return key, had stopped working. What could it be?

Vaktmesteren - Contestar

I just swapped the original 250 Gb HD with a 275Gb Crucial MX300 2.5-inch SSD on my sister's MacBook and the speed is just amazing !

Thanks a lot for this guide, you saved my sister's mac :)

davbouchard - Contestar

The only hiccups i came across was that the Phillips #00 screwdriver didn't really want to fit the 11mm screws in step 4. So i striped one of the screws a little bit. Maybe it requires a different size. Also i wish that there was a link to show the process in reverse but it's easy enough to figure out. Overall the process was painless, the instructions are short and simple and the pictures are an amazing aid. I took it at an easy pace with music playing in the background on my iPhone. So I have just finished installing a Samsung 500gb Solid State Drive (pre loaded with El Capitan) into my little MacBook. She booted right up and now with an upgraded hard drive, a little extra Ram, and a updated OSX, i have just extended the life of my little old Macbook. It's now the perfect travel/school laptop with out having to risk loosing, damaging or getting my new MacBookPro stolen.

smartparts000 - Contestar

This was a pretty easy fix. The longest part was waiting for the Time Machine restore to complete. I was worried for a bit tho because I didn't have the original install disks, I bought my MacBook used off of Amazon for pretty cheap. Now that I have a new 1Tb SSD, I'm thinking of boosting my RAM up to 8Gb even though I just installed 4Gb a few months ago from the 1Gb that it came with. I'm so glad that my friend told me about this site!

Sarah Haggerty - Contestar

Hi, I switched to a 480 GB OCZ TR150 SSD from the list of spare parts but my MacBook does not recognize the SSD. Back to the original HDD everything works fine. What can I do to get the SSD working?

sweitenberg - Contestar

After i made it, My macbook just starts and after 2 seconds turns off. What can i do?

Martin Molina - Contestar

my drive mounting brackets are different than the one you show, on one side has the screws on the drive, the other side has rubber mounts for the drive

mfmayes - Contestar

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