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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Step 1 — Hard Drive Cable ¶
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.
Step 2 ¶
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.
Step 3 ¶
Lift the hard drive cable out of the upper case.