Introduction

All you need to remove the battery is your fingers!

Tools

No tools required.

Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer. Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer. Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.
  • Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.

Before start, make a clone of your old HD into the new one, if you don't want to initiate a fresh copy. (Carbon Copy software is good).

ColmillodeChile - Reply

Besides using WD 500GB models, are the WD 640GB and WD 750GB (the 9.5mm thickness model) good to go for? I am still considering as I have heard from other websites on the computer does not draw enough power to power up the 640 and 750 as it has the clicking sound and the rainbow keeps appearing. Anyone has install one before yet?

Please advice. Appreciated! Thanks a million to all the Mac gurus out there!

Danny Lim -

Quote from ColmillodeChile:

Before start, make a clone of your old HD into the new one, if you don't want to initiate a fresh copy. (Carbon Copy software is good).

What is this about removing the PRAM battery causing a reinitialization of the HDD? For serious?

Adrian - Reply

No, that's nonsense

max damage -

Quote from Adrianthomaspre:

What is this about removing the PRAM battery causing a reinitialization of the HDD? For serious?

Wait, I misunderstood you. I thought the comment was directed at the PRAM battery removal page. Silly me.

Nevermind. Yes, it is always a good idea to backup one's data before doing stuff like this. I never do, and have never had any problems, but it's still a good idea.

Adrian - Reply

The two screws removed in step 3 should not be mixed with screws in steps 5 through 7. Though similar, they are actually slightly shorter and have a bigger head. If you put the longer screws back in here when reassembling, the button to unlatch the top will not work properly.

Doug - Reply

Quote from Doug:

The two screws removed in step 3 should not be mixed with screws in steps 5 through 7. Though similar, they are actually slightly shorter and have a bigger head. If you put the longer screws back in here when reassembling, the button to unlatch the top will not work properly.

I think you may have commented on the wrong page. This page only has 3 steps, and the screws are removed in step 2, not 3.

(MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 RAM Replacement)

Don - Reply

I'm not sure how the user notes get attached to the various procedures here, but my comment does seem to show up properly when viewing the steps for Hard Drive Replacement. However, the number of the step may be off if viewed as part of another procedure.

Quote from Don:

I think you may have commented on the wrong page. This page only has 3 steps, and the screws are removed in step 2, not 3.

(MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 RAM Replacement)

Doug - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Help! After installing new battery, one of the tabs does not close totally, leaving a bit or orange showing, and mouse pad is hardly operational. Cannot seem to get it to install completely. Put old battery back in to double check and its fine. Tried new battery 3 times to no avail!! Any tips?? Thank you!

Carolyn Smith - Reply

Mmm, I think in two options:

1. The new battery has some imperfections and don´t met the official dimensions.

2. If the new battery is used, had an overheat and that caused a variation in its dimensions.

Sorry if I can´t help you more

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