MacBook 13-inch Hard Drive Replacement Instructions

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MacBook 13-inch Hard Drive Replacement Instructions
Opening the Computer
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Wait 30 minutes to allow the computer\’s internal components to cool.
3. Unplug all external cables from the computer except the power cord.
4. Unplug the power cord.
5. Turn over the computer and place it on a soft cloth.
6. Use a coin to release the battery latch. Turn the coin a quarter turn clockwise to unlock the battery.
7. Lift out the battery from the battery bay.
8. Touch a metal surface inside the battery bay to discharge any static electricity.
Replacing the Hard Drive
1. Slide in the replacement hard drive, and tuck the pull tab underneath the drive.
2. Install the replacement RAM door by first aligning the short end at the notch near the hard drive opening.
Closing the Computer
1. Replace the battery by tilting the foot end of the battery into the battery bay first. Then press and hold down the other end of the battery as you turn the coin to lock it into place.
2. Connect the power cord.
3. Restart your computer.
4. Check the drive contents:
Reinstalling the Software That Came with Your Computer

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