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Using new hard drive cable in older machines 821-1480-A

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I've seen so many problems with the hard drive/IR cable in the 2009-2011 MacBook Pro machines, I want to try the newer cable, 821-1480-A.  I got in a 2012 13" MBP with a bad cable the other day.  I noticed that this new machine has a much wider data path than the older cables.  I think this is an attempt at solving the problems with the older cables.

Here's the 2012 15" cable:  [product|IF161-100]

Here's the 2011 15" cable:  [product|IF161-086]

I didn't have the new cable in stock so I used the 922-9062 till I could get the new cable shipped in:  [product|IF163-013] here's the new one:  [product|IF163-041]

My question is; do you think the new cables are backward compatible?  The old ones are forward comparable.

This is also proof to me that Apple is aware of this issue with the cables but has done nothing to resolve it for their customers.

Also iFixit has this part listed as 923-0104 and others have it as 821-1480-A.

The two holes that attach it to the frame are wider on the new machines but you can use just one screw to hold it in place.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

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Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Using new hard drive cable in older machines 821-1480-A

Text:

I've seen so many problems with the hard drive/IR cable in the 2009-2011 MacBook Pro machines, I want to try the newer cable, 821-1480-A.  I got in a 2012 13" MBP with a bad cable the other day.  I noticed that this new machine has a much wider data path than the older cables.  I think this is an attempt at solving the problems with the older cables.

Here's the 2012 15" cable:  [product|IF161-100]

Here's the 2011 15" cable:  [product|IF161-086]

I didn't have the new cable in stock so I used the 922-9062 till I could get the new cable shipped in:  [product|IF163-013] here's the new one:  [product|IF163-041]

My question is; do you think the new cables are backward compatible?  The old ones are forward comparable.

This is also proof to me that Apple is aware of this issue with the cables but has done nothing to resolve it for their customers.

Also iFixit has this part listed as 923-0104 and others have it as 821-1480-A.

The two holes that attach it to the frame are wider on the new machines but you can use just one screw to hold it in place.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Using new hard drive cable in older machines 821-1480-A

Text:

I've seen so many problems with the hard drive/IR cable in the 2009-2011 MacBook Pro machines, I want to try the newer cable, 821-1480-A. I got in a 2012 13" MBP with a bad cable the other day. I noticed that this new machine has a much wider data path than the older cables. I think this is an attempt at solving the problems with the older cables.
 
Here's the 2012 15" cable: [product|IF161-100]
 
Here's the 2011 15" cable: [product|IF161-086]
 
I didn't have the new cable in stock so I used the 922-9062 till I could get the new cable shipped in: [product|IF163-013] here's the new one: [product|IF163-041]
 
My question is; do you think the new cables are backward compatible? The old ones are forward comparable.
 
This is also proof to me that Apple is aware of this issue with the cables but has done nothing to resolve it for their customers.
 
Also iFixit has this part listed as 923-0104 and others have it as 821-1480-A.
 
The two holes that attach it to the frame are wider on the new machines but you can use just one screw to hold it in place.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Edit by: mayer ,

Title:

Using new hard drive cable in older machines 821-1480-A

Text:

I've seen so many problems with the hard drive/IR cable in the 2009-2011 MacBook Pro machines, I want to try the newer cable, 821-1480-A. I got in a 2012 13" MBP with a bad cable the other day. I noticed that this new machine has a much wider data path than the older cables. I think this is an attempt at solving the problems with the older cables.
 
Here's the 2012 15" cable: [product|IF161-100]
 
Here's the 2011 15" cable: [product|IF161-086]
 
I didn't have the new cable in stock so I used the 922-9062 till I could get the new cable shipped in: [product|IF163-013] here's the new one: [product|IF163-041]
 
My question is; do you think the new cables are backward compatible? The old ones are forward comparable.
 
This is also proof to me that Apple is aware of this issue with the cables but has done nothing to resolve it for their customers.
Also iFixit has this part listed as 923-0104 and others have it as 821-1480-A.
The two holes that attach it to the frame are wider on the new machines but you can use just one screw to hold it in place.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Original post by: mayer ,

Title:

Using new hard drive cable in older machines 821-1480-A

Text:

I've seen so many problems with the hard drive/IR cable in the 2009-2011 MacBook Pro machines, I want to try the newer cable, 821-1480-A.  I got in a 2012 13" MBP with a bad cable the other day.  I noticed that this new machine has a much wider data path than the older cables.  I think this is an attempt at solving the problems with the older cables.

Here's the 2012 15" cable:  [product|IF161-100]

Here's the 2011 15" cable:  [product|IF161-086]

I didn't have the new cable in stock so I used the 922-9062 till I could get the new cable shipped in:  [product|IF163-013] here's the new one:  [product|IF163-041]

My question is; do you think the new cables are backward compatible?  The old ones are forward comparable.

This is also proof to me that Apple is aware of this issue with the cables but has done nothing to resolve it for their customers.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open