How to upgrade HDD to SDD on Macbook Pro 2011.docx

The user can remove the back cover the user can see

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The user can remove the back cover. The user can see the display of all the parts in the laptop. The user needs to identify where the HDD is. The HDD is located beside the battery. The size of HDD is 2.5”. To remove the HDD, the user needs to identify a black bar along the long side of the HDD. Then, the user can remove two screws on the black bar with Philips #000 screwdrivers. Once the screws are removed, the user can take out the black bar and put it aside safely. The next step is to grab the transparent plastic handle attached on the HDD. By pulling up the plastic handle, the user removes the HDD. However, the user should lift the HDD gently because the HDD is plugged with a black cable. Once the user identifies the cable, the cable should be removed from the port on the HDD. Therefore, the HDD is removed from the laptop completely. The user then needs to identify the screws on the two long sides of the HDD. There are two black screws on each side. The screws needs to be removed with TORX screwdriver. Once the black screws are removed, The user can put the black screws at the same place on the SSD. The user should gently grab the black cable and plug the cable into the only port on the SSD. Then, the user can place the SSD into the same section where the HDD was removed. The user should ensure the SSD is fit into the section neatly. The user should fit the black bar back to the long side of the SSD. The user then put the two black screws back on the black bar by using Philips #000 screwdriver. The user should fit the back cover back and put all the screws back to the original spots. To reinstall the OS the user needs to use the Sierra USB installer. The user needs to plug the USB drive into the USB port on the laptop. The user now should connect the power cord to the laptop and turn on the laptop. While the power button is pressed, the user needs to press the “option” key on the keyboard. An installation screen comes up. The user can use the trackpad to choose to install the OS onto the SSD.
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By clicking to install the OS onto the SSD, the screen leads to the installation page. The user can follow
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  • Winter '16
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