MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Hard Drive Cable Replacement
Replace a broken hard drive cable.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a hard drive cable that is torn or has broken connectors.
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Whenever working near the logic board, it is always wise to first disconnect the battery to avoid short circuits.
If present, grab the plastic tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the device.
If the plastic tab is missing, use a spudger to pry the connector up from its socket.
Pull the tab parallel to the face of the logic board.
Remove the following four screws securing the hard drive cable assembly to the upper case:
Two 1.6 mm Phillips screws securing the shield that covers the hard drive cable connector.
Two 2.2 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive cable connector to the upper case.
Remove the shield from the logic board.