Needed more space than the 120GB HDD (5400rpm) that came with the computer. So I upgraded to a 500GB HDD (7200rpm). Used this guide: MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Hard Drive Replacement
My first time opening a computer for a repair, other than simple RAM upgrades in the past. The guide mentioned the plastic clips above the DVD slot were hard to disengage and also to re-engage when putting back together - the guide was right. Here's the short story: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=6837...