Apple released the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody with a new aluminum upper case machined from a single aluminum block.

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I need a different HD cable

So I ordered the HD cable for my 2011 MacBook Pro or at least I thought it was the right cable to order. I'm not sure at what time of year the logic board architecture connection changed but the cable I received has the logic board connector running perpendicular to the cable like this: -I

However, the logic board connector I require for this MacBook Pro runs parallel to the cable like this: --

Did my description make sense? Do you have this type of cable that has a connector for the logic board structured in the fashion I mentioned above? I intend to keep the cable I originally purchased but would like to finish repairing the laptop I purchased the cable for in the first place.

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Sounds like you got a 13" MBP cable instead of a 15" MBP cable, or you misidentified your machine.. I would also go with the 2012 cable as it is more substantial. Please give us the last four figures of your serial number to correctly identify your machine.

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Your machine is a 13", you got a cable for a 15". Here's the specs on your machine: Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011 Specs Identifiers: Early 2011 13" - MC700LL/A - MacBookPro8,1 - A1278 - 2419*

Sounds like you ordered the wrong cable. Actually, I would order the cable for the 2012 13" as it is more substantial. I also put pads on either side of the cable where it comes over the top to protect it.

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Here's the last 4 digits DH2L

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