Where to buy IR Sensor Replacement
I recently purchased your dual hard drive kit for my late 2012 Mac Mini. Your guide was great, the instructions were very easy to follow and I had no issues. I disassembled the machine per instructions, added the extra cable in, reassembled and started the restore from a Time Machine backup process.
And that's when the problems started. Every permutation of restore OS X failed, clean install, restore from Time Machine, restoring the HDD to the new SSD, etc. And I know it wasn't an issue with the SSD as I had that working without any problems in my mid 2007 Mac mini.
So I start to disassemble the machine one more time, and I've pretty much got everything memorized. That is until I forgot to unplug the IR Sensor from the motherboard before sliding it out. Ugh. I swapped the locations between the stock HDD and SSD. Reboot into restore, cue up the Time Machine Restore overnight and it's working AOK.
Two questions: I see you have a guide on how to replace the Mac mini late 2012 IR sensor, but can't seem to find any online, is this a part you sell or do you know where I could get one?
2nd question, is it possible there is a fault with my 2nd cable since even the clean OS X install would fail on new SATA cable with the Dual Hard Drive kit, but everything worked fine on the factory SATA cable? I don't think the cable is 100% defective as it never had issues recognizing the SSD drive, or the now factory HDD hooked up to it? However it would fail at random times during the OS X clean install and also at random times during the Time Machine restore...
Thanks in advance for your time...
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