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Current version by: Glen Shanahan ,

Title:

Replacing Hard Drive for Erly 2011 MacBook Pro with SSD

Text:

Hi,
 
I am trying to replace the Hard Drive on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro with a Samsung 860 EVO SSD. I have followed the guide and know that the new SSD is working as I have removed the original Hard Drive and the computer works using the SSD through USB.
 
I bought the 2012 SATA cable. But when I turned my computer on I still got the question mark in the folder error.
 
However I think I may have damaged the new SATA cable when I was installing it. I have included a picture of the cable and would be obliged if someone with more expertise than me could let me know if I have indeed damaged the cable or perhaps suggest where I am going wrong.
 
Thanks,
 
Glen.
 
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=== Update (08/24/2018) ===
Sorry images didn’t post
 
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Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Edit by: Glen Shanahan ,

Title:

Replacing Hard Drive for Erly 2011 MacBook Pro with SSD
Replacing Hard Drive for Erly 2011 MacBook Pro with SSD

Text:

Hi,

I am trying to replace the Hard Drive on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro with a Samsung 860 EVO SSD. I have followed the guide and know that the new SSD is working as I have removed the original Hard Drive and the computer works using the SSD through USB.

I bought the 2012 SATA cable. But when I turned my computer on I still got the question mark in the folder error.

However I think I may have damaged the new SATA cable when I was installing it. I have included a picture of the cable and would be obliged if someone with more expertise than me could let me know if I have indeed damaged the cable or perhaps suggest where I am going wrong.

Thanks,

Glen.

[image|1528479]

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Original post by: Glen Shanahan ,

Title:

Replacing Hard Drive with SSD

Text:

Hi,

I am trying to replace the Hard Drive on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro with a Samsung 860 EVO SSD. I have followed the guide and know that the new SSD is working as I have removed the original Hard Drive and the computer works using the SSD through USB.

I bought the 2012 SATA cable. But when I turned my computer on I still got the question mark in the folder error.

However I think I may have damaged the new SATA cable when I was installing it. I have included a picture of the cable and would be obliged if someone with more expertise than me could let me know if I have indeed damaged the cable or perhaps suggest where I am going wrong.

Thanks,

Glen.

[image|1528479]

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open