Difficult to reconnect camera cable to motherboard
New optical drive (replacement bought from Ifixit) is installed and I am reassembling. There is a piece of plastic glued to the motherboard between the camera cable connector and the optical drive cable. It obstructs attempts to properly line up the connector on the camera cable connector with the jack on the board. I cannot brute-force this because the instructions say this part is fragile and easily bent. How I am supposed to accomplish this? Thanks!
In response to your request to clarify the model Mac: A1278 is printed on the aluminum case. It was bought August 2009 and it fits the specs on apple.com for the 13" MacBook Pro except it has 2.53 GHZ processor and 4MB Ram instead of 2. Apple's site says it has core 2 duo. Did I misspeak with "core duo?" Maybe that's the problem. Your tech helped me choose the right drive to buy (163-005-1) which apparently has a different connector than those for earlier macs. The drive's in and fits. I think it failed because I dropped it.