MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement
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- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
You can install hard drives up to 9.5mm thick.
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Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.
Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case (there are some hidden plastic clips that need to be clicked off).
Remove the two black T6 Torx screws and black rubber bumpers from the left side of the hard drive.
You'll need to transfer these screws and bumpers to your new hard drive if you're changing drives.
If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.