Revision to MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Luke Soules

[title|MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260]
== Background ==
[summary]The MacBook Pro 15" Penryn (Model A1260) shipped with 2.4, 2.5, or 2.6 GHz processors.[/summary]
This laptop is an update of the [[Device:MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211|Core 2 Duo Model A1211 laptop]] of the same name that was introduced two years earlier. Model A1260 improved on its predecessor by adding a faster processor, bigger stock hard drives, and larger RAM maximum capacity.
== Identification ==
If your MacBook Pro turns on, you can verify that you have a Core 2 Duo version by checking the processor information through "About This Mac" in the Apple menu. If your MacBook Pro no longer boots, the [link|/info/ID-your-Mac|laptop identification system] will help you identify your machine.
== Featured Guides ==
These commonly performed installations are all relatively easy:
* [guide|652|RAM upgrade]
* [guide|670|Hard drive replacement]
* [guide|669|Optical drive replacement]
== Guides ==
[guidelist|MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260]
== Troubleshooting ==
There are no troubleshooting guides for this computer.
== Upgrades ==
There are a number of components in the MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo that can be cost effectively upgraded.
* '''Memory:''' MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duos came with 1 or 2 GB standard. If your MacBook Pro is still running with only the stock RAM, upgrading will provide a dramatic performance boost. [guide|652|Upgrading] to the maximum of [link|/Products/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-2-4-GHz-Penryn-RAM/11/130|6 GB] can be done very easily.
* '''Hard Drive:''' 120, 160, 200, 250 or 320 GB hard drives came standard with the MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo. You can [guide|670|upgrade] the drive up to [product|IF107-060|500 GB].
* '''Battery:''' Replacing the battery requires no special tools to release the battery latch. The [link|/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Battery/IF185-035|battery] can be [guide|645|replaced] in less than 30 seconds.
* '''Optical Drive:''' The standard optical drive shipped with MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duos is an [link|/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-8x-SuperDrive/IF185-040|8x SuperDrive]. The drive can easily be [guide|669|replaced].
== Additional Information ==
* [[Troubleshoot|iFixit: List of Troubleshooting Guides]]
* [link|/Upgrade/Laptop|iFixit: DIY Laptop Upgrades]
* [|Wikipedia: MacBook Pro Page]
* [|Mactracker: Application with Apple Product Specs]
* [|EveryMac: MacBook Pro Product Specs]
* [|Apple: MacBook Pro]