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|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011|| |
|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011|| |
|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009|| |
|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010|| |
|MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012|| |
February 12, 2014
The old optical drive was making awful, awful sounds and would work only rarely.
The repair went very smoothly. Some of the steps were a little trickier than I'd expected. It was more difficult to detach some of the cable than it seemed they should be. But for the most part it was good. No big surprises.
I should have read all the comments before I started. There were a few that would have made me more careful on a few steps, and a few that might have made me try a simpler approach on a different step.
April 8, 2013
Existing optical drive would take in the disc, try to read it, then spit it back out. Would not boot from optical.
Removed old Optical drive and replaced with the optical from ifixit.com. Tested and it works as it should. Delivered very quick. Thanks for the quality of service and product!
The model MacBook Pro I changed the drive from was very easy to work with. Minimal cable and parts removal. Having the proper tools also helped.
March 24, 2013
September 29, 2011
hard drive corruption - have heard hd data cables in this model are sometimes faulty, and wanted to make sure the customer wouldn't be coming back soon due to any possible hardware faults (and optical drive choked on a disk after behaving badly for a while)
The guides are great. It went smoothly and quickly with one exception - swapping hard drive, hd cable and optical drive could have been done within 1/2 hour I think, had I not hit snag mentioned in "The Enlightenment..
step 5 of optical drive replacement for unibody 13" - I'm not sure how to improve the wording, but would ask of someone who might know 'how do you slide a part that is glued?' and 'in what direction should it slide?' I fought a bit with this in disconnecting the camera connector - and considerably more connecting it back. Or perhaps a better pic?