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Bootable HDD replacement

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

Easy

My Problem

My MacBook's bootable HDD was 'dead'.

My Fix

Globally fine.

I spent some time before realizing that the MacBook would never boot (even from an OS X DVD) if the installed HD had not been formatted for a Mac.

So:

1) I formatted the new HD on another Mac, connecting it as an external HD.

2) I removed the 'dead' HD from the MacBook and replaced it by the newly formatted HD.

3) I booted the MacBox using an OS X DVD.

4) I restored OS X on the new HD using Apple's via-Wifi recovery procedure.

My Advice

Do not hesitate to use iFixIt to replace a HD.

If you don't have two left hands (actually I am left-handed :-) you should make it.

I received iFix parcel only two days after ordering it on the US site (I leave in Europe). The tools (screwdrivers) are of excellent quality.

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500 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive

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$24.95

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