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Troubleshooting ¶ 

Track down a number of hardware problems using the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Troubleshooting Guide.

Upgrades ¶ 

There are a number of components in the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody that can be cost effectively upgraded.

  • Memory: The MacBook Pro 13" Unibody comes with 2 or 4 GB RAM standard, and accepts a maximum of 8 GB. If your MacBook Pro is still running with only the stock RAM, upgrading will provide a dramatic performance boost. You can upgrade to two 4 GB chips for a total of 8 GB very easily.
  • Hard Drive: 160 or 250 GB hard drives came standard with the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody. You can easily upgrade the drive to 750 GB.
  • Battery: The battery is certainly replaceable, even though Apple doesn't consider it to be "user serviceable." Unscrew twelve screws, unplug the battery connector, and the battery can be removed!

Identification and Background ¶ 

The MacBook Pro 13" Unibody is clearly differentiated from other MacBook Pros by its smaller size. However, it does resemble its larger siblings, the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody and the MacBook Pro 17" Unibody.

Use the laptop identification system to help you identify your machine. MacBook Pros tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.

Tech Specs ¶ 

Display: ¶ 

  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

Storage: ¶ 

  • 160GB, 250GB, 320GB or 500GB hard drive, or 128GB or 256GB SSD
  • 8x DVD/CD slot-loading SuperDrive

Processor: ¶ 

  • 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed

Memory: ¶ 

  • 2GB, 4GB or 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory

Wireless Connectivity: ¶ 

  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology

Graphics and Video: ¶ 

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort

Ports: ¶ 

  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • SD card slot
  • Audio in/out
  • Kensington lock slot

Audio: ¶ 

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone
  • Combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)
  • Supports Apple Stereo Headset with microphone

Battery and power: ¶ 

  • Built-in 60-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
  • MagSafe power port

What’s in the box: ¶ 

  • MacBook Pro
  • Display cleaning cloth
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

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