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End users can replace a MacBook hard drive

Those of you who have had the pleasure of replacing an iBook or Powerbook hard drive know what fun it is: drag out the teeny, tiny tools and (basically) take your entire machine apart. AppleInsider reports that the process is quite different with the MacBook. All you need to do is remove the battery plus a single protective shield and presto, you've found the hard drive. Incidentally, the RAM slots are also located underneath the battery. No word on how doing this yourself will affect your warranty, but at least it's easy enough.

We don't have one in TUAW headquarters yet, so we've got to take AppleInsider's word on this one. Does anyone feel like removing the battery from their day-old machine and telling us what is found in there?

Thanks, Eric!

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