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Use this guide to replace a dead hard drive.

If your new hard drive seems slow or doesn’t work correctly, try replacing the hard drive cable. The cable is a common point of failure that can slow down or prevent data transfer to and from a hard drive. This is commonly found to be an issue with SSDs due to their high read/write speeds.

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  1. 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

    • When replacing the small screws, align them perpendicular to the slight curvature of the case (they don't go straight down).

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

    gunes314 - Ответить

    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 -

    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 - Ответить

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

    taylornya - Ответить

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

    rodrigosady - Ответить

    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 -

    My top tip - make sure you buy good quality Phillips screwdrivers and a magnetic holder. Cheap screwdrivers won’t get the screws undone safely. Without a magnetic holder you have no chance of getting the tiny crews in and out safely.

    jeremyyoung - Ответить

    A good Phillips 00 is your friend here. Also, when reinserting the screws, gently start anticlockwise and you wil feel a click at the start of the thread. This tells you you’re in the right place and less likely to cross-thread through force in the wrong place.

    Iain Boyd - Ответить

  2. 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.

  3. 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 - Ответить

    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 -

    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 - Ответить

    Be patient on disconnecting this one. It worked for me step by step, little by little.

    Phil Wagner - Ответить

  4. 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.

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

    Stephen Smith - Ответить

    That's a good tip

    Anrothan -

    Great tip, I did that too

    Ahmed Mahran -

    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 - Ответить

    On my MacBook Pro, the connector seems to be an integral part of the battery.

    Jerry South - Ответить

  5. 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 - Ответить

    FYI my used Mac didn’t have the bracket or screws. 3D printed the bracket someone did (it’s on Thingiverse), M2x10mm screws were short but worked.

    sbierly - Ответить

  6. 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 - Ответить

  7. 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.

  8. 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 - Ответить

  9. 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 - Ответить

    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 - Ответить

    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 - Ответить

    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 - Ответить

    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 - Ответить

    I had the spacer and used it, and all seems fine. I put in a Crucial MX500.

    Steve Jones -

    I just replaced the original hard drive on my mid 2012 MBP with a Crucial SSD from iFixit and am amazed at the new zip this has giving it! I first upgraded the RAM from 8 to 16 GB and that helped the speed but nothing like this new SSD, I found everything in this guide to be accurate for my computer. I did take the course of first cloning my original drive onto the SSD using the recommended SuperDuper! software, following the guide for that, and highly recommend taking that route.

    Patrick Langvardt - Ответить

    Great instructions as usual. Once I removed the old drive I found a round black rubber part (like a nipple) that had a rim on one end. I looked and googled to no avail! So there is a oblong hole (looks like a female lightning port) through the side of the MacBook right where the HDD is. And on the inside of the Mac there is a black frame near that oblong hole with a perfect circle shaped hole that this black rubber part fits into. All done and back together. Then I recalled person that I bought it from worked at auto dealer and took it into the shop where a co-worker used a blow gun to clean it up before selling. I guess 90 PSI blew the rubber part out!! So if any one finds one, you will know where to put it back

    CAM SEC - Ответить

    The instructions are admirably clear and I successfully installed a 1TB Crucial SSD. However, it might be helpful to remark that the new drive MUST be formatted in APFS. Not knowing this, I formatted in HFS+ and loaded a Time Machine backup onto it. The new disk at first booted and then hung after the initial process had completed (the progress bar stayed on the screen). I only discovered the formatting problem when I wanted to clean install Mojave on the new HD. A day lost and a splitting headache later, everything is now up and running and LOTS faster!

    Christopher Clarke - Ответить

    Great instructions. The only and VERY important thing I would add is to copy your hard drive FIRST before you remove it. If someone above hadn’t mentioned this, I would’ve been screwed. (seems obvious now, but I’m a newbie with computer repair). I installed a Samsung V-nand SSD 860 EVO 500GB using the Sabrient 2.5 SATA hard drive USB 3.0 Enclosure with the Super Duper software. Took almost 6 hours to copy the HD. Then I just swapped it out with the old one. Voila! my 2011 MBP booted up perfectly! Thanks again for your help!

    FYI: I tried to order the Crucial SSD as recommended on this site; however, it never shipped from Amazon after over 2 weeks. The Amazon listing never said it was out of stock. So, I researched Crucial and discovered it’s been sold to China and the customer service/product isn’t what it used to be. I cancelled my order and just went to Best Buy. Do your own research.

    Christi Ruby - Ответить

    To confirm (uk) T7 for the retaining post screws.

    To confirm - no need for a spacer for a 7mm drive the retaining post keep it in place, then there is just a bit extra 2mm “space” above (or below , depending on your perspective) the drive :-)

    With no SATA connector to clone straight to the new drive before removing, which would be simplest way IMO.

    I cloned to an external usb drive > fitted new drive > started up while holding alt key, choose the external usb clone as the startup OS > cloned that usb drive to the new internal drive> shut dow> unplug usb > startup > bingo!

    Used trail version of “Carbon Copy Cloner” to do this.

    nijafe - Ответить

    The posts can also be removed gently with a pair of pliers, if you don’t have the torx T6, as was the situation with me.

    Speach Lobes - Ответить

Заключение

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

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You saved me $150 by helping me replace my hard drive on my own! Thank you!!! I know where to turn when my mac acts up now!!

Jennie - Ответить

In case you need to install/reinstall your OS, the new MBPs no longer come with an install disc. To install your OS you will need to hold down CMD + R while booting up until it chimes. It will then walk you through the process.

Lynzi - Ответить

After holding command + R during start up I ran into a problem using Time Machine trying to restore all the files in my system. Apparently the Samsung solid state SSD 859 EVO drive I put in first needs to be formatted before Time Machine can even recognize it! No error message appeared, but no destination disk could be located. Apparently that's what happens with an unformatted hard drive. The solution is to select Disk Utilities in the first window seen after pressing command +R. Then In the left sidebar I could see all the drives including the external hard drive with my Time Machine back up and also the Samsung solid state hard drive I installed. With the newly installed hard drive selected, use the default erase and re-formating options and click on ERASE (this will also format the erased drive). This operation was very quick. I then returned to Time Machine and voila, the hard drive was locatable as a destination disk.

Martin Kluger -

To the people that this still doesn’t work, try pressing cmd+alt+R, after connecting to WiFi go to Disk Utilities, format the new hard drive, and then you can proceed to restore or clean install iOS.

Felipe Mail-no-principal -

I needed to install the OS X in the new HD using a USB (manual in applesfera), then I was surprised when after do all this guide I see a message "Can't verified the copy...." I fixed reinstalling my old HD, and run the old OS, changed the date and time, I change again the HD, but (this is the important) don't pull off the battery connector. If you disconnect the battery, the system lost the date and time and yo can't install the OS X with and USB. I don't test the cmd + R option.

Agustin Jimenez Fernandez - Ответить

Awesome guide. Very easy to follow. Took me less than 10 minutes to do the whole thing.

Roberto - Ответить

Hi, I just replaced the original 750 gb hard drive on my machine that was having some problems. I replaced it with a 1tb hdd pluss ssd combo thing from seagate. When i booted and held down the option key the drive wasn't recognized at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated

erik35angeli - Ответить

I have tried 8 hard disks but none of them worked... Some of them can't be detected at all while some cannot pass through initialization process... Mac has got compatibility issues.

uniashish -

I had the exact same problem. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy my old drive to the 1TB Hybrid drive. I put it in and it wouldn't boot. I ended up taking it into the Apple Store and they determined that the cord connecting the drive to the motherboard was faulty. This is a recalled part so they fixed it for free. Once the cable was replaced it started up without a hitch.

Eric March -

What are some solutions if restored the computer before replacing the hard drive? How will I be able to install Os X Mavericks then?

milushik411 - Ответить

Hello,

Do you know if the unibody macbooks (Specifically the mid-2012 13") can hold up the new 2TB HDDs? I would like to upgrade mine but I am little bit skeptical.

Frankiescou SC - Ответить

Great guide that worked fine... however to actually get the computer going with a new drive (the old one was dying so I decided not to clone it) I had to do the following

1. Create OSX installer on a usb thumb drive

2. install the new drive (following this guide)

3. Start up with thumb drive inserted

4. Format the new drive using disk utilities (the disk is not recognised until you do this)

5. Reset the date using terminal (until I did this the installer would not work)

6. Install the new OS

jeremyyoung - Ответить

Hi! I am having this same issue...could you provide me with more detailed steps as to how to do this. No worries if not. Thanks!

amandalee4443 -

How can I format to macintosh journaled if my ssd wasn't detected on the disk utility ? Well I double checked I followed this tutorial but somehow my ssd wasn't in the disk utility. I used corsair neutron xt 240GB. Any advise perhaps ?

Aryo Prakarsa -

Use diskutil in Terminal if it doesn’t show in Disk Util! That’s what I had to do.

Jonatan Liljedahl -

Jeremy is right - when installing from a USB drive, boot the the usb, launch terminal, and run “ntpdate -u time.apple.com”. You should be able to install macOS at this point.

Kevin Vellanoweth -

What's the largest size SSD I can fit in the optical bay? Mid '12 macbook pro model.

bkslynger - Ответить

What kind of Hard Drive can I replace? Normal one with 2.5 inches and 7mm for general laptop can be replace?

Thanks!

cheanakhim - Ответить

Thanks for the guide. I am stuck on unscrewing the torx screw. I have a T6 screwdriver but i cannot remove them i don't know why. Any help with this issue guys? Thanks :-)

uzapuca - Ответить

I am stuck at unscrewing the Torx screws. I have a T6 screwdriver but is not right. Any help with this issue? Thanks! :-)

uzapuca - Ответить

When upgrading to SSD, I don't see anything here about the TRIM setting.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/installing-s...

The Mac won't enable TRIM automatically. You need this if you want your SSD to last. It makes it work more efficiently.

In fact, this tip should be on every iFixIt instruction page for all Macs HDD upgrade pages. Not just this one.

rondlarson - Ответить

I wanted to add that Apple has added a new command named TrimForce in Yosemite+ that forces on TRIM in third party SSD.

http://osxdaily.com/2015/10/29/use-trimf...

rondlarson - Ответить

Does it seem reasonable to back up the entire hard drive to another hard drive via Time Machine,

and then replacing the original drive with the one containing the back up?

Anrothan - Ответить

Does a 12.5mm 1TB HDD work?

[deleted] - Ответить

well thought out instructions with just the right amount of video. My only complaint is it would be nice to have the option to follow for example, the 3 most common scenarios for your readers to finish the installation. User 1, replacing old hard drive with new solid state drive and backup new solid state drive with the old hard drive using time machine. User 2, "replacing old.....new solid state drive and only want some of the data and backing up via direct connection to the old hard drive using blah blah blah. User 3, replacing old hard drive with SSD that already has been formatted and has the desired data and software on it. etc. If you all developed and A to B complete instructions with a drop down menu. You would raise the bar on DIY online. A) option 1 - have 2012 MacBook with the original 'Scorpio Blue' hard drive and I want to install a B) solid state drive and copy all of my data...option 2) just get a bland SSD drive installed for selling..etc. You all prob. have 60% options covered.

George Elliott Maier - Ответить

Thank you for the guide- unfortunately I am still getting a flashing question mark icon with the new drive? Is that more likely the HD cable in that case? Is there any other way to check/troubleshoot?

younjust - Ответить

Guide was spot on. As noted above, the TRIM feature associated with SSDs is not implemented automatically under iOS. Easy enough to start and recommended.

Cy Birr - Ответить

How the heck is this “moderate” difficulty? This is just about as easy as it gets. Remove screws, remove back panel, remove hard drive. The only way it gets easier than this is when there’s a single isolated panel that exposes the drive.

Tom Sova - Ответить

One problem I ran into - I could not install macOS from a Bootable USB. It indicated the installer was damaged. After re-creating the boot disk several time, re-downloading High Sierra, and confirming it works on other Macs, I found an apple discussion that suggested setting the time via terminal command before installing Mac OS from USB. The terminal command: ntpdate -u time.apple.com

This likely stems from unplugging the battery and the internal clock being reset.

After doing this, I was able to install macOS on the new SSD - hope it helps!

Kevin Vellanoweth - Ответить

For anyone reading about time-related problems in these comments, I have a thought before you begin following this guide: you don’t need to disconnect the battery.

I have done 2.5” hard drive replacements like this on 13” and 15” MBPs dozens of times and never once disconnected the battery for this simple operation. I always use an anti-static mat to work on and am very careful about static electricity; but overall I would say for these types of Macs where the HD is such an easy swap, there is demonstrably no need to disconnect the battery, at least in my experience.

Glad you were able to figure out the Terminal time reset, Kevin.

drmacnut -

I have model A1278. I purchase the 1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive. I am not able to erase, format or partition the drive. Any suggestions?

Kevin Battreall - Ответить

I follow the instructions above and my macbook pro 13 2012 battery now shows the “X” no battery available. Anyone with a similar problem? How do I solve this?

Joao - Ответить

reconnect the battery cable

Thomas -

Saved us from having to buy a new computer to replace my GF’s aging MBP. Easy peasy, and it’s super zippy now. Thanks!

eigenhombre - Ответить

Can I install a hard drive larger than 1T?  say 2T?  or are they not made for this computer

lattimerbuilders - Ответить

I replaced RAM and added a modest 128gb SSD and so far everything is working great. Install was very simple, although I found that a couple of Torx screws on the old HDD were missing. This seemed to have no effect on anything, the drive seated properly in its bay. I suspect this may have been a second hard drive as the pull tab was also missing. This machine was purchased used to allow upgrade to Mojave, my 2011 MBA will be orphaned under the new system coming up.

Steve - Ответить

I replaced my 500GB HDD with an SSD of the same size, using the iFixit instructions and videos. It was very easy and fast to do. Love iFixit.

MelG - Ответить

you dont need to remive the battery. just plain unscrew the disk… please update.

thomas

Thomas - Ответить

Useful tutorial, this one is not even moderate… it's easy :)

Just replace the HDD with a SSD and you revive your long dead laptop :)

Saves you a few years :D

Luís Caldeira - Ответить

Hi there, I’d like to find out if I can install the 1 TB SSD HD that I used in my 13’’ MacBookPro (mid 2012) into a 15’’ MacBookPro (mid 2012)? Are teh HDs size compatible? Thanks for your help!

TOUCH nGbK - Ответить

Hi I’ve upgraded two of my mid 2012 map. Doing one right now but I was only able to unscrew and Remove two out of the four 6.0 mm T6 Torx hard drive retaining posts from the sides of the hard drive. I even tried different screwdriver sizes. What could the problem and solution be? Pleaaaaaase help. Many thanks in advance

Nina Merchant - Ответить

Dude, I just bought a 2TB Seagate FireCuda for my laptop, and I was having trouble getting the hard drive out. Your instructions saved the day!! Now onto setting up my dual boot Mac/Win system!!!

Robert Noneofyabusiness - Ответить

Bonjour,

opération vraiment très simple et facile à réaliser, qui prend 20 mn tout au plus. Il est bien plus compliqué d’opérer sur un Iphone, mais sur le macbook Pro, c’est vraiment simple.

merci à Ifixit et aux traducteurs pour ces tutos bien pratiques.

Auriac Pierre - Ответить

Hi guys,

I’m having a weird issue when replacing the hard drive on a MacBook Pro 2012 with a Crucial 500 GB SSD.

After installing and booting up in Internet Recovery Mode Disk Utility sees the new hard drive and I formatted as APFS.

I am able to run the Mojave installer to the end but when the computer restarts it boots back into recovery mode. I cannot choose the SSD as boot drive though it now has about 6GB used (for Mojave, I think).

What is wrong?

I’ve tried installing Mojave from a bootable usb drive too, but same result. Could that be a cable issue?

Best Regards,

Kristoffer

krislinus - Ответить

These are great instructions. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this, but—

After you boot up with your new non-Apple SSD, and at least up until the High Sierra OS, open terminal and type: sudo trimforce enable. This extends the life of the SSD by giving it special instructions on how to dispose its trash when a file is deleted.

You can then go to About This Mac/System Report/SATA/SATA/Express and see “Trim Support: Yes”.

cjdow - Ответить

Do you know, if Samsung 860 Evo 250GB MZ-75E250BW SSD would be a good replacement for my Mid 2012 13’’ MbPro?

It is still using the terrible HDD from 2012

Anil Sahin - Ответить

Thank you very much for this guide. I did it often enough so now I can do it in <10min without damaging anything :-D

Thor Weinreich - Ответить

Is the interface on these Mac’s SATA 1, SATA 2 or SATA 3?

Jay Rhyder - Ответить

Hello, I want to “upgrade” from a 125 SSD to a 1TB hybrid drive, will there be any fit issues in doing this? (Does the SSD use the same mounts at the hybrid?) Thanks!

Bill Mke - Ответить

After si installer a new disk ssd it did not

cl.marti@laposte.net - Ответить

Hello, I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro(Mid 2012 13 inch) HDD to SSD. And, I have decided to buy “SAMSUNG 860 PRO SSD 512GB - 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-76P512BW)”. Kindly, tell me, will it be compatible with my MacBook pro as it is based on SATA III? Whereas, my Macbook Pro just shows SATA as a Protocol in System Report. Shall I go with this OR purchase the cheaper one i.e Samsung Evo 860 500 GB SSD?

Amrishu - Ответить

When I'm connecting the ssd through USB to copy filled, it says it's using too much power. I've tried to install it directly and my MacBook pro mid 2012 won't start up. I put in the old hard drive and it's fine. Please

Nadia Z - Ответить

Hi, thanks for those explanations.

I would like to use the ssd of my old macbook pro (mi-2009) to put it in a mi-2012 one. Would it work directly, or should I need to formate it or to make a clone of it before to install it ?

Meche - Ответить

Does this model allow for upgraded hard drive such as a 1TB when it originally came with 500gb? If so how would you install?

chandra giesler - Ответить

So smooth…. great instructions iFixit crew!! In a past life I was strictly PC and built/modded a loads of systems over the years, but never a Mac. To ease the tech-xiety I copied the old drive to the SSD in a USB case, and then booted from USB for a couple of weeks until I was sure there were no surprises. Swapped the SSD for the HDD and it was like the heavens opened and the choirs sang (Monty Python choirs of course). And thanks everyone posting, for your tips and lessons, they definitely came in handy.

I’m now looking at swapping the optical drive with another SSD, and then maxing out the RAM. Where will this madness end…..???? :)

K

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