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

Andrew Bookholt

* '''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|/Guide/Wiki/DIY_Laptop_Upgrades|iFixit: DIY Laptop Upgrades]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro|Wikipedia: MacBook Pro Page]
* [http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/|Mactracker: Application with Apple Product Specs]
* [http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/index-macbookpro.html|EveryMac: MacBook Pro Product Specs]
* [http://www.apple.com/mac/|Apple: MacBook Pro]
 
== Identification and Background Information ==
 
These laptops are 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. Models A1226 and A1260 improved on their predecessor by adding faster processors, bigger stock hard drives, and larger RAM maximum capacities.
 
== Additional Information ==
* [[Troubleshoot|iFixit: List of Troubleshooting Guides]]
* [link|/Guide/Wiki/DIY_Laptop_Upgrades|iFixit: DIY Laptop Upgrades]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro|Wikipedia: MacBook Pro Page]
* [http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/|Mactracker: Application with Apple Product Specs]
* [http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/index-macbookpro.html|EveryMac: MacBook Pro Product Specs]
* [http://www.apple.com/mac/|Apple: MacBook Pro]

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