Installing MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Dual Hard Drive
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Use this guide to install a second hard drive in place of the optical drive.
- Author: iRobot
- Time required: 20 to 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
There are many benefits to adding a second hard drive to your laptop such as improved speeds, greater storage space, and less heartache when installing new software. Use this guide to install one using our optical bay hard drive enclosure.
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- Lower Case 2 steps
- Battery 1 step
- Optical Drive 8 steps
- Optical Drive Replacement 2 steps
- Dual Hard Drive 6 steps
For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required.
Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.
For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the subwoofer connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required.
Remove the soft padding that may be on top and gently pull the connector up out of its socket on the logic board.
It will be necessary to slide the small clear plastic cable retainer (boxed in red) glued to the logic board out of the way before disconnecting the camera cable. Be careful not to break any components off the board as you slide it away from the camera cable connector.
Pull the camera cable connector toward the optical drive to disconnect it from the logic board.
This socket is metal and easily bent. Be sure to align the connector with its socket on the logic board before mating the two pieces.
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