MacBook Pro 17" Model A1261 Hard Drives (SATA)
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Parts that work with MacBook Pro 17" Model A1261:
500 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive
Replacement or upgrade hard drive compatible with all MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Intel Mac minis, and Sony PS3 and PS3 Slim game consoles. SATA interface for Intel Macs / 2....
1 TB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive
Replace or upgrade the hard drive in your compatible MacBook, MacBook Pro, Intel Mac mini, and Sony PS3/PS3 Slim/PS4 game consoles.
Introduced in February 2008, the model A1261 of the MacBook Pro 17" has a Penryn architecture Core 2 Duo processor and a speed improvement and graphics upgrade compared to its predecessor. Connectors on this model include an ExpressCard/34 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.
The most common repairs with the model A1261 17" MacBook Pro are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning left or right fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM. The MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1261) Memory Maxxer RAM Upgrade Kit includes all the parts and tools you need to upgrade to 6 GB of RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's A1261 MacBook Pro 17" repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.