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Replaced hard drive cable for unibody 15" late 2008 MBP

John Copeland -

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

Moderate

Mijn probleem

The MBP started freezing up and giving all kinds of errors. I did a clean install of OS X, but I didn't help. I then read on a number of forums about folks with my same issue and it pointed to a bad hard drive cable. I determined that it wasn't the drive by removing it and placing in an external case - booting and running the computer from there for a week - no more freezing issue. So I knew it had to be the cable.

Mijn oplossing

The process was painless. I meticulously followed the ifixit repair guide. I was very cautious with removing cables, so as not to damage anything else. The disassembly was easy. I just made sure each screw set was segregated into separate bins so that reassembly would be easy. The only nerve wracking part was reconnecting the micro-sized connectors. I was concerned with bending a pin or not getting them seated completely, which would render the camera or optical drive inoperable - I really didn't want to disassemble and start all over. But to my amazement everything worked perfectly after the repair was done.

Mijn advies

Move slowly and methodically. Keep screw sets in separate bins. Be gentle with connectors. Follow the repair guide exactly as instructed. Don't drink too much caffeine beforehand. :)

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008-Early 2009) Hard Drive Cable afbeelding
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008-Early 2009) Hard Drive Cable

$34.99

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