MacBook Batteries, HD’s & RAM

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Apple has posted new articles on how to replace a battery in the unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro’s. You can access the hard drive inside this area also. You can check it out right here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3053

The 17″ MacBook Pro is not quite so easy. You have to take off the whole bottom case, not a big deal, but it might scare a few people away. Here is the link from apple for the 17″,

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3419

And, here is another link from a third party for a more detailed procedure on getting into the new MacBook Pro 17″.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/First-Look/MacBook-Pro-17-Inch-Unibody/618/1

Upgrading the RAM on the 15″ unibody MacBook Pros is much more difficult than older models. Here is a great video on how to do it:

http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Upgrade-RAM-in-Unibody-MacBook-Pro—Bleeding-Edge-TV-297–71649299

This is a long web address, but the video is very helpful. Upgrading the RAM chips on the new MacBook Pro Unibody might be a little intimidating to some folks, but it is definitely doable.

Doug

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