Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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My MacBook do not boot in Sata, just in usb drive


I have a problem with my macbook, when turn on, he show gray screen without apple's logo and stay in this screen for hours, if I put the install disk he don't recognize the hard drive inside, just in usb drive. I tried replace the hd for other, repair of disk, repair permissions of disk and disk install, but the problem remain.

If I replace sata flat cable like this guide:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

This will solve my problem?

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I now stock these hard drive cables for both the 15" & 13" (they are different) machines as this problem has become so common. Save your receipts as I believe there will be a class action law suit on this issue in the future and Apple will have to pay for old repairs.

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Thank you for answer, I will buy this cable and save recepts. But I will seek much because is hard find it in brazil.


You can get it here: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009-Mid 2010) Hard Drive Cable or do a web search for Apple part # 922-9062


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