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The hard drive/IR cable can get damaged in two ways on this model. First from the bottom case impacting it right where it comes over the final step onto the optical drive and by the rough texture on the surface of the case where the hard drive sits on top of it. I replace this cable with the more substantial 2012 cable. I also put electrical tape on the case surface and pads on either side of the cable as it comes over that last step.
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2012-Hard-Drive-Cable/IF163-041-1
[product|IF163-041]
BTW make sure that drive is getting formatted GUID Mac OS X Extended Journaled.
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2012-Hard-Drive-Cable/IF163-041-1
[product|IF163-041]
BTW make sure that drive is getting formatted GUID Mac OS X Extended Journaled.

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The hard drive/IR cable can get damaged in two ways on this model. First from the bottom case impacting it right where it comes over the final step onto the optical drive and by the rough texture on the surface of the case where the hard drive sits on top of it. I replace this cable with the more substantial 2012 cable. I also put electrical tape on the case surface and pads on either side of the cable as it comes over that last step.
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2012-Hard-Drive-Cable/IF163-041-1

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The hard drive/IR cable can get damaged in two ways on this model. First from the bottom case impacting it right where it comes over the final step onto the optical drive and by the rough texture on the surface of the case where the hard drive sits on top of it.  I replace this cable with the more substantial 2012 cable.  I also put electrical tape on the case surface and pads on either side of the cable as it comes over that last step.

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