How To: Replace a hard drive in a late 2008 MacBook Pro

Replace a hard drive in a late 2008 MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace a hard drive in a 2008 Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before replacing the device. You will need a T6 screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you transfer your data from the old drive to the new one before installing. Shut down the computer, close the lid and turn the laptop over. Remove the battery cover and battery. The hard drive is held by a plastic retaining bar. Loosen the screw holding the bar and lift the hard drive out of the compartment. Remove the SATA connection from the device. Using the T6 screwdriver, remove the mounts from the device. Remove the pull tab from the drive as well. Now, re-attach the mounts to the new drive. Attach the pull tab to the device and re-insert the SATA connection to the drive. Place the drive into the compartment and replace the retention bar. Tighten the screw and replace the battery and cover. Viewing this video will teach you how to safely replace an old drive with a new drive on your Mac laptop.

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