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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 Hard Drive Replacement

Replace the hard drive in your Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Unibody.

  • Author: Andrew Bookholt
  • Time estimate: 30 - 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Use this guide to replace a dead hard drive.

Relevant Parts (continued)

Step 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

Remove the four 6.0 mm T6 Torx hard drive retaining posts from the sides of the hard drive. Transfer the hard drive retaining posts to your new hard drive.

Step 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 6.0 mm T6 Torx hard drive retaining posts from the sides of the hard drive.

  • Transfer the hard drive retaining posts to your new hard drive.

  • If desired, transfer the pull tab over to your new hard drive.

  • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.

  • If you upgraded your EFI Firmware ROM you can also perform an internet recovery.