MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Hard Drive Replacement
Replace your hard drive.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Upgrade your hard drive for more storage space!
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- 1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive, Upgrade Kit This kit contains the drive and all tools needed.
Relevant Parts (continued)
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.
Remove two T6 Torx screws from each side of the hard drive (four screws total).
You'll need to transfer these screws to your new hard drive if you're changing drives.
If desired, peel the pull tab off your old hard drive and transfer it to the side of your new drive.
If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.