Can I use a hard drive from another MacBook Pro in this machine
I have a Macbook Pro early 2009 with replaceable battery. It has broken down.
My solution was to buy a used Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz, mid 2009.
The hard drive from the broken down computer has Yosemite installed as the OS. The 2.53 Ghz machine has El Capitan installed as the OS.
I want to preserve some software with features in iTunes that are no longer available. There are other configuration settings I want to preserve as well.
I want to replace the hard drive in the 2.53Ghz machine with the hard drive from the broken down machine. Can I do this? I noticed from hard drive replacement for the 2.53 Ghz machine on iFixit that the hard drive is mounted in the same bracket as the optical drive. It is listed as dual hard drive.
Thank you for time and attention;
Questa è una buona domanda?
I found the hard drive replacement guide for the Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz
It is essentially the same as replacement for the early 2009 machine
accept that the built in battery is a bit more complicated than removing the removable battery.
So what is the hard drive in the optical drive enclosure for?
Why would you remove the battery?
Battery removal is part to replacing the hard drive according to the
replacement guide instructions. Is that not necessary?
Thank you for time and responses
No, do not remove the battery, you can disconnect it but removal is not needed.