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Macbook Pro, New SSD and Spinning Beachball of Doom?

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

20 - 30 minuten

Moderate

Mijn probleem

Five months after installing a new SSD to replace my HD in a 2012 Macbook Pro, I was constantly being interrupted with the ol' spinning beachball of doom. Examining the Console utility logs and view the Activity Monitor showed no signs of anomalies. Exhausting all at-home options, consulted with a Mac Genius at an Apple Store and they too were stumped, but provided me with a clue: pull out the internal SSD and hook it up via external USB. Lo and behold, the laptop worked as before. I called up the SSD manufacturer who provided me with an additional clue: the hard drive cables on the specific MacBooks get damaged and will make the system wonky, progressively degrading over time.

Mijn oplossing

Using the detailed walk-through instructions, removing and replacing the hard drive cable was a breeze.

Mijn advies

It may be a one-off use in buying the correct tools for this job, but you don't want to strip the tiny screws on the laptop. Splurging for good tools will pay off than the potential headache of removing stripped screws.

Spudger afbeelding
Spudger

$2.99

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable afbeelding
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable

$44.99

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