As we head into the May Bank Holiday weekend, I’m talking a chance to do some surgery at Economy Class and Beyond.
Namely: the hard disk in my MacBook Pro 13 is getting replaced over the weekend.
Why? Let’s just say more than once during my last trip to the USA, it felt like the spinning tin drive (which I got when I purchased the MacBook Pro 13 in 2014) was about to let go in a nasty way (either the excessive heat from the HDD or some of the noises it was starting to make were – frankly – scaring me.
So this weekend is dedicated to bringing this on-line.
Thankfully the job doesn’t look that difficult if I’m working through the instructions on iFixit on how to fit hard disks and SSD’s)
Providing I don’t screw it up totally… which has happened on the past (what.. you’ve never inserted a processor in a socket with the wrong alignment in with your life and seen the electrical blue smoke? You’ve never lived), the MacBook Pro should be back on-line tonight.
However, some data is going to be in the wrong place for quite a few days – and as such, posts might be delayed whilst I scramble around trying to find my SATA to USB bridge (or copying images back from the file server).
So, please hang on over the next days… because if my luck runs as it normally does….
…And if thing go badly… well… I’ll be on the Lenovo Thinkpad for some time to come..
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