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Use this guide to replace a dead hard drive.

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Remove the following ten screws:
  • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Three 14.4 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Three 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Four 3.5 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws

Does void the warranty?

jfondeur - 답글

No, it does not void the warranty. More specifically: http://eshop.macsales.com/Search/display...

oakdragon12 - 답글

How much weight can I save by removing the optical drive?

gunes314 - 답글

You can save a lot of weight if lets say your installing a solid state drive or putting in a second hard drive but if you know that you use the CD/DVD disc drive a lot then you might just want to leave the drive alone.

Marshall WahlstromHelgren -

Also wondering how much weight I'd save by just removing. My drive is broken for ages, but I have not needed it in ages. The HD was already replaced by a cheap SSD (second best thing after upgrading to 8GB), so I'd appreciate losing some weight. I mean, the computer. Although I could lose some too... erm... well, anyway, I guess the lack of the DVD would not interfere with anything, right? Opinions?

Carlos Duarte do Nascimento - 답글

Apple has meticulously balanced the MacBook's weight from left to right, and removing the optical drive may off-balance the Mac.

Seji the veggie -

What so you think that a removing the optical drive which weighs less than a AA battery will unbalance a MBP making it unusable? LOL!

Unless you use the MBP on a high wire (an even then I have my doubts) you'd never notice the weight difference.

pmhparis -

The issue is not one of weight but an issue with the systems cooling and an opening which objects could enter. For a few grams of weight I don’t think its worth it! A better solution would be to swap out the heaver HD for a much lighter SSD, and getting all of the performance benefits of the faster drive as well!

While you might not think it the optical drive also acts as a stiffener so there is less twist in the case. This is because of the size of the hole for the DVD/CD’s so taking it out weakens the case design.

Dan -

I'm thinking you'd probably be OK losing the DVD drive without a problem. Just make sure the optical drive cable is secured or you might hear it rattling in there from time-to-time.

John Adam Wickliffe - 답글

Hey guys,

this website is amazing. I read it to guide me on fixing my mac book pro, but on the video, the girl gives a wrong information.. She says that is not possible replace just the keyboard... But I managed to replace only my keyboard. It is boring because I have to remove approximately 70 screws but it is possible. Thanks a lot! You guys helped me save about US$300 thats because in Brazil some technicians would charge me with that amount!

I posted some pictures on your facebook page..

renatumb - 답글

Tip: Use one of those weekday pill holders to have a cheep way to store screws you remove and each day of the week can be for different sizes or parts. It has been handy to have (much less expensive than the magnetic mat.

Robert Wacker - 답글

Great tutorial. I found that using a Phillips #0 in lieu of the #00 worked much better.

kschmesk - 답글

I tried the PH #00 for the 10 screws that hold the bottom case and it's too big, instead PH #000 works perfectly. Are you sure this screws are #00?

Alex - 답글

The likely problem with your wifi is not the card but the antenna leads that go into the plastic clutch

. Ifixit don't have a guide to change this as it it includes the isight camera so the screen has to be disassembled which is fairly hard

I got round it by using the camera cable from the old set and cutting off the new one

brian whittle - 답글

Hello MacWorld,

Just want to say that this site is a great resource for repairing or upgrading your Mac. I had a bad SATA cable in my MacBook Pro and after ordering a new one from the "IFIXIT" site I received the cable within two days, replaced it and was up and running again in no time. Thanks IFIXIT for you help!

wer 10/5/15

tayseer999 - 답글

I have found that my MacBook Pro 13 Late 2011 has five shouldered screws and not four. I am not sure exactly where it goes but I have put it in the top left corner of the picture as it is the odd one out.

GotMac - 답글

Hello, where can I buy the screws I need in case I lose one of them?

taylornya - 답글

on my device the #00 screwdriver was a bit too small. a #0 was the perfect one

Maximilian Klotz - 답글

I found with mine that the shouldered and un-shouldered screws were reversed (the three un-shouldered screws going where the orange colour indicates). Also, I found that the front four screws went in at an angle.

gilded yak - 답글

Are you sure the short screws are different? The set sold here just says “Seven 3 mm Phillips #00 screws.”

Jack - 답글

I have the same question. What is the difference between shouldered and not? So hard to see any difference…

Michael Wilkens -

I have one stripped screw... How opening without drill it?! Any suggestions please?

rodrigosady - 답글

I also stripped a couple screws. I wasn’t able to open it up without drilling. After drilling the heads and removing the cover it was easy to hacksaw the tip and unscrew with a standard driver.

Michael Wilkens -

I used 3 eggcups to hold the screws ;>) They are very fiddly and easy to drop on floor so keep the MacBook away from the edge of the surface you are using to avoid accidentally dropping a screw off the edge of a table, etc.

Stephen Smith - 답글

A screw does not come out, how can I get it out? Many thanks in advance for your help

Wilder Torres - 답글

Since you’ll be removing many screws it’s best to plan ahead. I found it especially helpful to have a small plastic tray with about a dozen separate compartments to hold screws. As I removed screws I kept them in one compartment for each item removed. For example: The lower case removal involves the removal of ten screws. I kept them all in the first tray compartment and set the lid aside. Also, I put a post-it note identifying this compartment as “Lower case” and noted that the top right-most screws were the long ones. I continued with this methodology as a removed the next item, and the next, etc. Disassembly notes included for each compartment. This helped SIGNIFICANTLY as I was able to reassemble the Macbook easily by simply going from one compartment to the next (in reverse order). This guide is rated “Difficult” which it really isn’t when you plan ahead in this way. It saves time in the long run.

airshack - 답글

when putting the macbook pro back together, the middle screw on the right side (if the computer is upside down and you have the hinge furthest away from you) requires a bracket that was not included with my new upper case. i had to remove it from my old case and transfer it over - if you don’t do this, that screw will have nothing to attach to.

this was one of the many additional parts i needed to transfer from my old case to the new one that aren’t mentioned in this guide…i’m adding comments on each step to try to help others…i wish i had thought to take pictures.

Matt - 답글

It seems to me the yellow and orange screws are the same

Luca Giancarli - 답글

The screws used on all Retina models, as well as about everything Apple has made since the iPhone 4, uses “PENTALOBULAR” not Phillips screws. These look like a TORX driver, but it has 5 concave sides. I believe the size you want is a P4 or T4. (1.2mm).

Don Cely - 답글

Two screw types:

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Shouldered Unshouldered

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…..x……..…...……….x…….

…..x…………....……..x…….

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El Crashitan - 답글

Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent. Remove the lower case.
  • Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent.

  • Remove the lower case.

If the black vent window that is attached to the back cover becomes loose what kind of glue should be used to attach it again, thermal paste or super glue?

Thanks for your help.

Mikell - 답글

bonjour cette truc ça marche au mac Brook pro Retina ou pas?

Shi Feng - 답글

Bonjour, alors cela va dépendre du modèle de MacBook Pro Retina concerné. Par exemple, si vous avez un 13 pouces, allez consulter cette page MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Repair et sélectionnez-y votre modèle. Les Retina 15 pouces se trouvent ici MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Repair. Sinon cet outil https://fr.ifixit.com/info/ID-your-Mac (pour l’instant seulement disponible en anglais) vous aide à identifier quel modèle vous avez et vous redirige vers la page de votre appareil, où vous trouverez le tutoriel correspondant à votre Retina. Bonne réparation !

Claire Rapp -

Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board. It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Be careful with the corners of the connectors, they can be easily broken off.
  • Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.

  • It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Be careful with the corners of the connectors, they can be easily broken off.

Is this step of removing the battery connector required?

manodh - 답글

yes - as with disassembly of any electronic component you have to remove any power source. You don't want to accidentally turn the Mac on

khull -

Sooo the track pad is under the battery...you kind of have to remove it to get to the track pad.

stiknrudder -

This step is not really required. Apple does not recommend it.

Steven Layton - 답글

My Battery does not get recognized after i disconnected it, screw this site!

Diego Hernandes -

Did you properly ground yourself to the case before putting the spudger to the connector/logic board? Did you use a spudger or something else that is non conductive...or did you use a flat blade metal screw driver instead and compound your error by not grounding yourself before touching the logic board? All kinds of variables here but the bottom line is iFixit provided you a guide to fix your computer. Lots of others have followed this guide without trouble. Your battery issues are not their fault. They did say this guide was moderate difficulty...maybe it's just a little beyond your skill level. We should all know our limits!

stiknrudder -

Rather than be careful of the corners of the connector i would say don't use the spudger anywhere near the corners. While the corner looks like the obvious place to begin to pry it up from, it will break. Levering from the sides as the instructions suggest works well.

ausmkv - 답글

wonder why apple does not recommend it?!

Peter - 답글

I would recommend it, one careless short and the whole board is dead......

John - 답글

simply remove the battery rather than disconnecting the cable

toiu - 답글

What do you mean by "remove the battery"?

Anrothan -

Don't know what the deal is with the battery, but this IS a necessary step to keep from frying the logic Board if you accidentally touch something and short it out. I did this step every time during my troubleshooting and The battery was ALWAYS recognized by the system the next time I turned the MBP on. So be safe and don't fry your logic board in the process...

fasthans - 답글

Prying the battery connector off does not take much force. I did exactly what the guide suggested (walked it off back and forth) with the spudger without any problems. Just be very gentle, much like with anything inside laptops, they are very fragile and need to be worked with carefully. A+ instructions, battery replacement was a success.

aekinaka - 답글

Installed/upgraded 4gb RAM to the system maximum 16gb and installed a 500 gb SSD today....DID NOT disconnect the battery cable....no issues at all when I powered back up. Then did a clean install of OSX Yosemite....next I used a time machine backup to put all my stuff back on the new HD. From start to finish it took about 4 hours. Macbook boots up right at 16 seconds now.

MacProUser - 답글

Easiest to use two spudgers, one on each short end, I found.

Simon Mundy - 답글

I took off th Airport /Bluetooth connectors but the number J3 connector is broken and so where can i buy J3 connecter for the Airport/bluetooth board

Zeerachen - 답글

Its a lot easier and safer (corner wise) to pry it using the flat side of the black spudger directly in front of the connector (don't go/use the corners) very easily you will be able to pry it further by inserting the spudger into a better and thicker plastic section of the connector

Ed Oliver - 답글

DON'T remove the Battery Cable, you risk the battery NOT being recognised when you start the Mac up again, or breaking it!! More to the point, APPLE DOES NOT RECOMMEND THIS, so don't do it! I Installed 2x 8GB ( 16Gb total) of Crucial Mac RAM at 1333Mhz for my Late 2011 MacBook Pro, and it works beautifully, fully recognised and working well. I followed these instructions, but as Apple didnt recommend disconnecting the battery, I skipped this step, and as well as taking less time, nothing was damaged or broken, and everything works perfectly!!! Just make sure that you DISCHARGE ALL STATIC ELECTRICITY FROM YOUR HANDS, by touching a metal surface in the Mac. Apple recommends the edge of the Optical Disk Drive ( Big silver thing ) before touching any parts. Also, Take care removing the RAM out of its packet, DO NOT touch the Gold connectors, and hold the RAM by the edges. Finally, be PATIENT, GENTLE and it should all go perfectly. I managed it first time, with no technical ability, so follow my advice. Good luck!

Bradley Marks - 답글

Followed the tuto Step by step. Disconnected the battery (quite easily).

No problem when I lit the Mac on again. Battery's here, date's right.

nichoferr - 답글

Switch off your Mac and continue without disconnecting the battery. Don't know how it will switch on by itself.

Mfernandez - 답글

This comment made me think that disconnecting the battery was no point at all, because really - how would the computer be able to switch on by it self. So... I had my mac flipped around and was fiddling with the last part of the guide when I all of a sudden hear the start up sound! Don't know how and why it did. I turned it around with it guts open and guts hanging out. Screen was on. I forced it to shut down by keeping the power button down. Turned it back and first thing removed the battery cord.

Luckily the computer started up just like normal. But hearing that sound was just too scary.

BTW I had been cautious to de static myself multiple times.

wassberg -

Definitely do this step. It's an easy disconnect anyway and also easy to reconnect later.

Stephen Smith - 답글

I removed the battery cable for the repair. When I plugged in the MagSafe adapter after the repair, the Mac turned on automatically without pressing the power button and I was a bit worried, but after a restart everything worked fine again. I did have to reset date and time in Preferences. The battery was recognized OK.

Raymond Rinaldi - 답글

Okey, I skipped this battery disconnection part. Did not do anything like this before in my life, changing the cable was super easy!

Marijke de Vries - 답글

The official Apple guide to replacing the RAM says nothing about disconnecting the battery but it does recommend touching metal inside to discharge static. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201165

B T - 답글

I always do this when working on MacBooks (over ten years) and it never caused an issue. Don’t worry about this step as removal of the battery connector is simple. This particular connector is pretty much goof-proof as it won’t break. I’m fairly aggressive and just pop it off whenever I’m working on the Macbook Pro.

airshack - 답글

Hello!

Do I really need to use a spudger tool? Can’t I just use like two plectrums for guitar? xD

Myzcio - 답글

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Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.
  • Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.

What are the changes of it broke when i bend it?, after i disconect it does not work anymore

Diego Hernandes - 답글

The guide worked perfectly, as it has in the past (our family has three Mid-2012 Macbook Pros that have been separately upgraded with RAM and SSD).

The PH00 screwdriver fit perfectly.

One note on getting the screws to seat easily and thread perfectly...always turn them gently a couple turns to the left (CCW or Anti-Clockwise) until you hear a small click. That's where the threads will grab. Works with any screw, but when threads are fine, this will help ensure that the screw is at the correct angle and will grab and seat perfectly.

Great guides. Thanks!

timgunkel - 답글

Got RAM in but only one slot is working and now I can't remove! The RAM won't pop up like before and tabs don't seem to do anything. Please advise.

Sal Ergrapes - 답글

I put some tape between the connector and socket while working on the drive.

Stephen Smith - 답글

That's a good tip

Anrothan -

Followed the advice and right as I was installing the replacement fan , the socket broke right off the motherboard.

Ian Thal - 답글

One other note: The screw heads fit flush with the curvature of the case -- which means that they aren't exactly horizontal. In other words, they aren't perpendicular to the table that the computer is resting on. Don't try to force them straight in vertically, because you'll risk cross-threading them. (nearly ruined one screw hole myself!)

lelandjordon - 답글

does the battery connection need to be removed? I only ask as other videos etc have not shown this step.

Darren Rose - 답글

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.
  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.

  • These screws will remain attached to the hard drive bracket.

These were Philips #0 screws in my computer.

Church Tucker - 답글

Remove the hard drive bracket.
  • Remove the hard drive bracket.

  • The hard drive bracket may be firmly seated against the upper case.

Don't miss this step: I almost did and of course couldn't get the disk out until I looked at the video !

francistasset - 답글

Use the attached pull tab to lift the hard drive out of the upper case.
  • Use the attached pull tab to lift the hard drive out of the upper case.

  • Don't try to completely remove the hard drive just yet. It is still attached to the hard drive cable.

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Pull the hard drive cable away from the body of the hard drive. Remove the hard drive.
  • Pull the hard drive cable away from the body of the hard drive.

  • Remove the hard drive.

The hard drive cable is a recalled part on these machines. You may need to replace it before your drive will be read correctly. The Apple Store will replace your cable for free if it's problematic.

Eric March - 답글

Remove the four 6.0 mm T6 Torx hard drive retaining posts from the sides of the hard drive. Transfer the hard drive retaining posts to your new hard drive.
  • Remove the four 6.0 mm T6 Torx hard drive retaining posts from the sides of the hard drive.

  • Transfer the hard drive retaining posts to your new hard drive.

  • If desired, transfer the pull tab over to your new hard drive.

  • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.

  • If you upgraded your EFI Firmware ROM you can also perform an internet recovery.

T5, not T6 on mine.

pilzn - 답글

Reinserting the tiny screws was a pain, until I discovered this: initially turn them counterclockwise, till the threads 'agree' and the screw drops down into it's threded slot. Then go clockwise and they seat properly.

Dave - 답글

The paint on the screw threads makes it a little finicky to get them to 'find' the threading in their matching holes.

Bad words were said, but job complete.

Dave - 답글

T6 were just too small to fit the screws of the retaining post, and T8 was just too big. I suspect a T7 will fit. I will get a T7 screwdriver and report back.

Beware other users: T6 as the guide suggests may not be the correct choice for all.

fludiumvatn - 답글

I tries every T there is and eventually got a grip. But they just won't turnê. I evento tries using pliers but the screws stay unmovabble.

Julio Lobato - 답글

If replacing the hard drive with a 7mm SSD, is a spacer required? This guide from Crucial suggests it is, but there's no mention of it here.

http://guides.crucial.com/Guide/MacBook+...

Just wondering if people are managing without the spacer.

Jeff Smith - 답글

T6 perfect for me today.

Stephen Smith - 답글

The screws came out easily for me, but I was not able to remove retaining posts from the old HD, so I just installed the new SSD without them.

Koen van der Drift - 답글

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

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Is there any specific order that's best for putting back the screws?

wtfjackiass - 답글

Is it possible that my early 2011 macbook pro has T7 screws on the hd instead of the mentioned T6?

I tried removing the screws with a T6 and no luck, the driver seems to be too small. Thanks

Juan Carvajal - 답글

Did everything as instructed for a new drive and now constantly getting three beeps. Can't resolve it. Apple says my RAM is wrong but I didn't touch it!

Matt Davis - 답글

How do you install the Operating system once this has been done?

xdragoons - 답글

Question: When installing an SSD (for example the 512 GB Solid State Drive - 512 GB SSD), do I need Trim Enabler? I'm finding contradictory solutions on the web, and am not sure what is best. Also, I read (here: http://blog.macsales.com/11051-to-trim-o...) that a so-called OWC SSD doesn't need Trim. I don't know what OWC is, and whether the before mentioned 512 GB Solid State Drive is a OWC SSD. Any advice on this matter? Thanks!

wannes - 답글

Has anyone had issues with their fan running at full speed after replacing the hard-drive?

My new SSD (Samsung 840 EVO) runs fantastically in the MacBook Pro (13" late 2011), but the fans are now always on loudly whenever the computer is awake.

The guide doesn't show any separate HD temperature sensor, so I don't think I messed anything up.

Online it sounds like there's a potential HD firmware issue that could cause this, and the only solution is a software-based one. However, I would much prefer a real hardware fix (to ensure that the computer knows when the HD is too hot, for example). If anyone has the same issue or knows a fix, please post!

Demis John - 답글

Hi,

Its happening to me also :S don't know what to do, did you found out anything?

Thanks

Tiago Correia -

This is also happening to me… I am currently running the system on a new Samsung Evo SSD through a SATA/USB, because the Mac fails to recognize any drive internally as of last week. I think it’s the HD cable (?). Anyway, fans running all the time when the computer is awake. I’m afraid this is not good for the computer. Any help or pointers greatly appreciated. :(

Dana -

If the retaining screws in the HD are stuck, use a rubber band between the T6 bit and the screw for better grip. Works like a charm.

jonathan - 답글

I used the ifixit instructions to replace the hard drive and battery using the tools that were specified and everything worked like a charm. When initially replacing the short screws it was easier to use an unmagnetized screwdriver to get them started straight. Making sure that the short screws started straight in the holes was the only tricky part. The 00 Phillips and No. 6 Torx fit perfectly.

John Blasco - 답글

I want to thank the author of the guide. I found it to be quite accurate. I was able to replace the hard drive on a Late 2011 MacBook Pro with a Samsung Evo 850 SSD, with no problems whatsoever. This guide is excellent.

Bob Cochran - 답글

Thank you for the great tutorial. Everything worked fine. I only want to add that I had to adjust the system date via terminal (because of the disconnection of the battery). Without this setting, OS X El Capitan Installer cancelled the install and reported that the installation file was corrupt. After having set the date to the current date, the installation succeeded.

Marc - 답글

My hard drive on MAcBook Pro late 2-11 8,1 has worn out. Looking to replace with SSD. IS there a list anywhere that reports which SSDs are compatible?

Jake Jacoby - 답글

Pretty straight-forward instructions. Was able to complete the project in about 12 minutes.

Joaquin Rodriguez - 답글

iFixit is a lifesaver again. I consider the physical swapping of the hard drive to have been very easy actually. The only thing I had to do different was to use Carbon Copy Cloner instead of SuperDuper! to clone my old hard drive. I had been getting warnings about my hard drive from Tech Tool Pro so I decided to replace it before it failed altogether. I tried twice to clone the drive with SuperDuper! only to have the process fail in the end after running 6 hours. Because my hard drive had some bad sectors and one bad file, SuperDuper would not complete the cloning. Carbon Copy Cloner however easily identified the bad file, showed where it was located, allowed me to delete it and completed making a bootable hard drive. The deleted file could be restored later from a Time Machine backup.

Raymond Rinaldi - 답글

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