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

Andrew Bookholt

 
== Guides ==
 
Use the guides to replace your faulty hardware once you've purchased the [link|/Categories/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch/85|parts] you need.
 
[guidelist|MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260]
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(one [product|IF111-031|4 GB] and one [product|IF111-027|2 GB])can be done very easily.
* '''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(one [product|IF111-031|4 GB] and one [product|IF111-027|2 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|batteryproduct|IF185-035|battery] can be [guide|645|replaced] in less than 30 seconds.
* '''Battery:''' Replacing the battery requires no special tools to release the battery latch. The [link|/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Battery/IF185-035|batteryproduct|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 [product|IF185-040|8x SuperDrive]. The drive can easily be [guide|669|replaced].
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