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How To: Remove the hard drive from a 15" MacBook Pro

Interested in installing a new hard drive (or, less happily, the victim of drive failure)? This brief how-to will guide you through the process of removing the hard drive from your 15" MacBook Pro without damaging your computer. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their MacBooks without actually disassembling their units. Take a look.

How To: Remove or replace a PS3 hard drive

If you download a lot of content onto your Playstation 3, you're eventually going to have to upgrade your hard-drive for more memory to be able to keep all of your content. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step how to do this once you have the appropriate hard-drive. It involves a lot of unscrewing but the process is relatively easy. As precautionary measure the narrator advises you to have a place handy to keep all the screws since they are very small. First you remove the small cov...

How To: Remove a Windows partition from your Mac hard drive

techstuff1227 narrates an HD-quality educational video about how to remove a Windows partition from a Macintosh computer using the Bootcamp software. To accomplish this easy task: open the Finder application, view your installed Applications, browse to the Utilities list and expand it to view the Disk Utility. Open the Disk Utility application. Once the hard drive information is displayed, click on the Windows partition, click on the minus (-) button, and a confirmation dialog will appear. Cl...

How To: Remove the hard disk drive (HDD) from a G5 iMac

In this how to video, you will learn how to remove your hard drive from an iMac G5. First, open the cover of your iMac. There will be torx screws that have to be removed from the left hand side of the hard drive. Once this is done, you will have to unplug the two cables located on the bottom of the drive. From here, remove the hard drive up and out. Unscrew the screws attaching a bracket to the hard drive. Once this is done, you can swap in your old drive for a new one, or make modifications ...

How To: Completely erase a computer hard drive to remove all private data

Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard drives that contain financial and other sensitive data at flea markets, charity shops, the city dump—even on eBay. In this video tutorial, PC World explains how to completely erase sensitive data from old drives before recycling or discarding them. Wipe your old hard drives with this how-to.

How To: Replace a hard drive in a 15" macbook Pro

The video starts by informing about the basic safety precautions, tools needed and backing up data prior to hard drive replacement. There are a series of screws which need to be removed in the following order.1. Removing the battery from the back and then remove three screws thereby removing the RAM cover.2. Two more screws to be removed under the RAM cover.3. Two screws from inside front edge.4. Four screws from the bottom rear.5. Two screws each from the slim sides.6. Two screws near the hi...

How To: Install a hard drive in a 15" MacBook Pro (2009)

In this video from MacOSG we learn how to install a hard drive in a 15" Macbook Pro from around 2009. For this you need a #00 Phillips head screwdriver and a T6 Torx screwdriver. Make sure you use proper anti-static precautions with this. Transfer your data to the new drive before installing. To remove the hard drive, flip over your Macbook. Use your Phillips to remove the 10 screws. Remove the 3 at the right which are longer than the other screws. Then remove the left most screw which is the...

How To: Install a hard drive in a Mac Mini server

Other World Computing provides a guide for advanced users demonstrating the upgrade or replacement of a hard drive in a Mac Mini Server computer. This comprehensive video takes you through all steps from tool selection to re-assembling the Mac Mini Server and it is recommended that the video is watched right through before attempting the procedure. In particular, it demonstrates the difficulty of opening up a Mac Mini using a small putty knife. Once the case is off, the three wireless antenna...

How To: Open and replace a Zune 80GB hard drive

In this how-to video, you will learn how to dismantle an 80GB Microsoft Zune and remove the hard drive. You will first remove the cap at the end. Remove the screws at the bottom. Next, unclip the sides, top, and bottom of the Zune. You can use a prying tool to help you with this. Do this slowly, as you might damage the Zune. Once you can remove the back cover, you will have access to the internal parts of the mp3 player. Remove the tape holding the components together. Next, remove the screws...

How To: Install a hard drive in a 17" MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to install a hard drive into a 17" Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before going on with this procedure. You will need a pry tool, a Phillips screwdriver, and a T6 screwdriver. Make sure you transfer your old data into the new drive before installing. Shut down the computer and flip the laptop over. Unscrew the ten screws around the bottom. Now, remove the cover. You will see the hard drive at the lower right. Loosen th...

How To: Replace a hard drive in a late 2008 MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace a hard drive in a 2008 Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before replacing the device. You will need a T6 screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you transfer your data from the old drive to the new one before installing. Shut down the computer, close the lid and turn the laptop over. Remove the battery cover and battery. The hard drive is held by a plastic retaining bar. Loosen the screw holding the ...

How To: Install a hard drive in a Power Mac G5

This video is about installing second serial ATA drive into a Power Mac G5 system. The video is a step by step demo starting with the removing of the door to the machine and the air pack. The first hard drive is at the top rack and you have to remove the four screws at the bottom and insert them into the top and bottom screw alls on each side of the drive. The hard drive is inserted below the first hard drive and the data and power cables are plugged into their respective slots. The video is ...

How To: Access your Xbox 360 hard drive

In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to access your Xbox 360 hard drive. You need four tools for this. They are an exacto knife, T6 torque wrench, T10 torque wrench and a small fly head screwdriver. With the exacto knife cut a hole in the sticker as shown in the video so that you have access to the screw underneath it. Remove the 4 screws with the T6. Pull out the back, with the screwdriver pop up the two clips on top and remove the back. Now remove the 4 screws with the T10....

How To: Upgrade the hard drive on your Sony PlayStation 3

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade the hard drive on a PlayStation 3. Begin by removing the plastic side panel on the PlayStation console and remove the blue screw on the tray. Then open the metal latch on the tray, move it to the right and remove the drive. Now unscrew the 4 screws on the tray that hold the hard drive on the tray. Then replace the old hard drive with the new one. Finish by replacing the screws, putting the tray back into the system and place on the plastic ...

How To: Install a high-capacity hard disk drive in a Sony PS3

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to install a PlayStation 3 hard drive upgrade. Make sure to turn off the system and unplug it before installing the new drive. Begin by removing the plastic side panel and unscrew the blue screw. Then open the metal latch, move the tray to the right and slide out the drive. Now remove the 4 screws that hold the tray of the hard drive. Then swap in the new hard drive and replace the screws. Finish by inserting it back into the system and place on the p...

How To: Install a hard drive in a 13" MacBook Pro (2009)

To install a hard drive in a 13" (13 inch) Macbook Pro laptop computer released in 2009 you will make sure to first transfer all data off the drive then discharge any static electricity from your hands making sure your are in a static free work environment. Next you will remove the old hard drive, to do this flip over the laptop and remove the 10 screws around the edge of the device with a #00 Phillips screwdriver starting with the three longer screws on the top right. Next, lift off the bott...

How To: Remove the foam padding on a 4th Generation iPod Photo

Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of removing the foam padding of an iPod Photo. In order to get the case to close when installing the battery you may need to remove some of the blue foam padding from the underside of the hard drive. This video from iPodJuice demonstrates how to safely remove the light-blue foam from the bottom of the hard drive on an iPod Photo.

How To: Upgrade a MacBook hard drive

This how-to video will walk you, step by step, through the process of upgrading the hard drive on your MacBook. More specifically, this tutorial addresses saving your old data by creating a copy, or cloning, your MacBook hard drive with SuperDuper, removing it, and installing the new drive. For precise instructions, press play!

How To: Format/partition an external hard drive on a Mac

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to format/partition an external hard drive on a Mac. This is really very easy and simple to do and takes practically no time. Click on spotlight search and look for disk utility. That will bring up the list of hard drives. Click on the external hard drive and click ‘erase’. Then on ‘security options’ select ‘zero out data’ and click OK. This will remove everything from the hard drive. Your external hard drive is now...

How To: Take apart the Xbox 360 and the console disc drive

Disconnect all wires from XBox. Hold power button for 2 minutes to clear electric charges from XBox. Remove hard drives by pulling hard drive button and just straight up. Remove faceplate in XBox by gripping on the sides. Remove the bottom and top panels. Separate them. You'll hear a pop when they release. Complete separation by unhooking the tabs with your fingernail. Use a Tore T10 star screwdriver to remove the 6 screws in the video. You don't need to remove any other screws. Set them asid...

How To: Remove video game updates and patches on Xbxo 360

Clear the cache and remove video updates and patches on your XBox 360. You can only do this offline! 1. Go to my XBox 2. Go to system settings 3. Click on memory You can do this on your memory card or to your hard drive, whichever one you want to clear. This demonstration is being done to the hard drive of the XBox 360. 4. Click "A" 5. Go to device 6.Go to hard drive and click on clear system cache 7. Click "A" 8. Click "Yes" to perform maintenance on XBox 360 storage device and continue.

How To: Install a hard drive in a 2009 Mac Pro

First of all the tutor suggests that this tutorial is easy and you can complete it only fifteen minutes. However you need to use proper anti-static precautions when you are performing this upgrade. You have to ensure to discharge static electricity before beginning. You must also work on a static free surface. You need a "#00 Philips screwdriver" which you can find in the “Newer Technology” 11-piece tool kit. It is available from macsales.Gather all your materials and then shut down your comp...

How To: Make a hard drive speaker system

Looking to make use—if not necessarily good use—of your old hard drives? This how-to presents instructions for creating a hard drive speaker system to use in conjunction with an MP3 player. To follow along, you'll need an MP3 player (e.g., the Samsung YP-S3), at least one spare hard disk, wire, a soldering iron, and a screwdriver. For step-by-step instructions on hacking together your own hard drive sound system, take a look.

How To: Fix a bricked XBox 360 hard drive with a mod disc

Whether you're just starting out modding your XBox 360 or mod a lot of them, there is a good chance that you are going to brick one at some point, rendering the hard drive and console itself completely unusable for practical purposes. Well now you can even fix that! This three-part video will show you how to fix a bricked XBox 360 hard drive using a mod disc, the files for which can be downloaded here. This works with every type of XBox drive, and should have your console back up and running ...

How To: Upgrade the hard drive in a Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

In this video, we learn how to upgrade the hard drive in a Sony PS3 Slim. First, flip the console, then pop the cover and remove the HDD screw. Next, remove the HDD cover and slide out the HDD. After this, locate and remove the four screws, then pop the HDD out of its tray. Next, replace it with a new HDD and screw back into place. Then, place the HDD tray back into its place and replace the cover back on. Screw in the original screw and replace the top back on. Now, flip your PS3 back over a...

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