MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 Hard Drive Replacement
Replace the hard drive in your Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a dead hard drive.
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Relevant Parts (continued)
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. Be careful with the corners of the connectors, they can be easily broken off.
Remove the four 6.0 mm T6 Torx hard drive retaining posts from the sides of the hard drive.
Transfer the hard drive retaining posts to your new hard drive.
If desired, transfer the pull tab over to your new hard drive.
If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.