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Introduction

How to remove the hard drive, along with its cable and bracket from your computer.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement, RAM Shield: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 3, image 1 de 1
    • Lift the memory door up enough to get a grip on it, and slide it toward you, pulling it away from the casing.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement, Upper Case: étape 4, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws in the battery compartment near the latch.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 5, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the following 6 screws:

    • Two 10 mm T6 Torx screws on either side of the RAM slot.

    • Four 14.5 mm Phillips screws along the hinge.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 6, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws on the port side of the computer.

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 7, image 1 de 1
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees and remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the rear of the computer.

  8. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 8, image 1 de 1
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees again and remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the side of the computer.

  9. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 9, image 1 de 1
    • Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.

    • Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case (there are some hidden plastic clips that need to be clicked off).

  10. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 10, image 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the trackpad and keyboard ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

    • Remove the upper case.

  11. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: étape 11, image 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the orange hard drive ribbon cable from the logic board.

  12. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 12, image 1 de 1
    • Use a spudger to carefully loosen the adhesive securing the sleep light and IR sensor connectors to the top of the hard drive.

    • The entire ribbon cable may be glued to the hard drive. In that case, just carefully pry it up bit by bit with a spudger.

  13. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 13, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the two T6 screws that are holding down the hard drive retaining bracket (on the right side of the drive).

    • Some machines may use Phillips screws.

    • Lift the hard drive retaining bracket up and out of the computer.

  14. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement: étape 14, image 1 de 1
    • Lift up the hard drive with one hand and use your other hand to disconnect the hard drive cable.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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