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Operation Hard Drive

justinsummersell -

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 RAM Replacement

5 - 10 minutos


Mi Problema

The hard drive in my 5 year old iMac was crapping out. Actually, on the very day I replaced it it had TOTALLY bit the dust. Total meltdown. Thankfully I'd backed up everything with Time Machine (the day before it died, thankfully). I love my machine, glad I was able to save it and give it a new lease on life. A $200 fix compared to $1500, give or take, to replace the whole thing. Well worth it.

Mi Solucion

Repair went very smooth. Thanks to the step by step video tutorial. Had it not been for that I would have had no idea whatsoever as to how to go about replacing the hard drive. The folks at iFixit have it together, for sure! Great teaching knowledge and competitively priced products, not to mention the ease of finding the right products for the job. Thank you so much, you saved me oodles of $$$! Sadly, I took no photographic evidence of my success. All said it was super easy and only took me about 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish. Now this machine is like new. Thanks for being there! Great company, will use you again for my iMac needs.

Mi Consejo

Some words of advice..... you definitely need the suction cups for this job, and you HAVE to have the right Torx bits. Ended up buying a Torx set for electronics from Home Depot (sorry iFixit. Just needed a couple of bits and got them crazy cheap there. Like $5 cheap). All said it was super easy. Almost surprisingly so.

Imagen 1 TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hard Drive
1 TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hard Drive


Imagen PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip
PC2-5300 2 GB RAM Chip


Imagen Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)
Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)


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