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Replacing my early unibody hard drive

allanroth -

MacBook Core Duo

MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

5 - 30 minuten


Mijn probleem

250 GB just wasn't enough

Mijn oplossing

Opening the case was easy. So was removing the screw and bracket. I hadn't planned on needing a Torx screwdriver for the anchor screws. Luckily Lowes was a 5 minute bike ride away. I had the new drive in in under 30 minutes. At first the hard boot from the Snow Leopard disk didn't recognize the new drive. I ran disk utility which did. I had it erase/format the drive. Then the hard boot recognized the drive and the install went without a hitch. It even prompted me to install with settings and files from my Time Machine back up.

Mijn advies

Have a torx screw driver (T6) and know to erase/format the new drive before installing the OS.

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