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Replaced cable - saved my laptop

Raj Seshadri -

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

30 minutos

Easy

Mi Problema

Just around a critical period, hard drive started failing, permissions errors abouneded, then the system wouldn't boot.

Thought it was a bad system restore I did a while back, or my SSD (have optibay-style setup). Restoring from image, then even time machine restore (to avoid filesystem corruption) didn't work. Then I isolated to primary HD slot. I spent literally a half-dozen hours trying to diagnose and repeatedly restoring and trying out different boot scenarios.

A google search later, I was buying the cable.

Mi Solucion

Easy-peasy. Instructions did not cover re-assembly, which is made more difficult when re-applying sticky portion of cable.

Suggestion for sticky part - make sure you lay it down and connect the wires first, then peel sticker and re-apply. unpeeling first can lead to frustration (esp. with such a delicate piece).

Mi Consejo

Always internet search for key symptoms - I never would have diagnosed without other ifixit reports and finding by googling.

Imagen MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009-Mid 2010) Hard Drive Cable
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009-Mid 2010) Hard Drive Cable

$44.99

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