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Macbook Pro Mid-2012 Hard drive SATA cable

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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

One random day, about a year after owning my Macbook Pro (Mid-2012), I got the spinning wheel of death (Kernel panic). I turned off and on my computer, and a folder with a question mark appeared. I went to the genius bar. A tech thought it was a File Vault error, and started to decrypt my hard drive. However, when I got home, the computer froze, and when I turned it off and on again, the question mark folder appeared. I called tech support (Apple Care), and was told it was probably a faulty hard drive cable. I did not want to lose my data. I did not do a backup in a month, and had made a lot of new Excel spread sheets with involved mathematics. I decided to repair the computer myself.

Mijn oplossing

I ordered the hard drive cable with a bracket to save time. I had all the screw drivers already. I used youtube as the guide. I winded up buying a 2.5' hard drive enclosure as well, just to make certain it was not a hard drive error. I replaced the cable, and I also upgraded my Macbook with a 1TB HDD/SSD hybrid drive. I used command r to boot up my new drive, and transfered all my files. It took about 3 hours, but was worth it.

Mijn advies

I now backup my hard drive once a week to an external drive (every Sunday), and purchased an on-line computer backup, just in case it is my hard drive that dies next, instead of the cable. I am thankful to people that filmed their repair and uploaded it to youtube.

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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