Installing MacBook Pro 15" 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: Brittany McCrigler
- 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 4 steps
- Optical Drive 6 steps
- Optical Drive Replacement 2 steps
- Dual Hard Drive 6 steps
Remove the two 7.4 mm Y1 Tri-Wing screws securing the battery to the upper case.
Note: For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), removing the battery is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not remove the battery, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified.
You do not necessarily have to follow steps 3-6 to remove the battery in order to replace the hard drive. However it is recommended to remove all power sources from electronics before working on them.
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