Macbook Hard Drive Replacement
MacBook Hard drive replacement is required either because of hard drive failure or for increasing the storage capacity of your computer system. If you do not want to void the warranty of your MacBook, make necessary hard drive replacement in the nick of time. MacBook hardware replacement is not a hard nut to crack, but of course requires ample technical proficiency. For certified technician, hard drive replacement is extremely easy. However, if you are doing it for the very first time, read the manual or guide cautiously to not to miss a single point. Following are some important tips to replace the hard drive of your MacBook.
Things you’ll need:
- Lint-free, soft and clean cloth
- Any rigid/stiff non-magnetic card
- Phillips #1 screwdriver
- T8 Torx Screwdriver(optional)
Removing and replacing the hard drive:
- Turn off of your computer, unplug the power cable and wait for 30 minutes to cool all internal components down. Turn over MacBook on a soft and clean cloth.
- Unlock the battery using a coin. A clockwise turn to a quarter of coin is enough to unlock the battery. Remove the battery from battery bay. Use your finger and press the metallic surface of battery bay to get rid of static electricity.
- Loosen three Phillips screws along the RAM shield. Lift the L-shaped RAM shield using a non-magnetic and stiff card.
- Pull out the white plastic tab towards the right to remove the hard drive. Take two T8 Torx screws out. Take the metallic covering off the hard drive.
- Secure the new hard drive into the metallic covering. Tight the screws back after ensuring alignment with holes. Follow above mentioned steps in reverse order to reassemble computer.
Warning And Tips:
- Treat L-shaped RAM shield very carefully.
- As power cable/supply is an extremely sensitive component, do not try to open it even when your computer is Turned-Off.
- Let computer system cool down at least for 30 minutes after turning it off.
- Do not turn your computer on if it (components) is open.