Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Missing hard drive sled/bracket and all screws?

Missing hard drive sled and screws. Machine arrived in this condition. I have seen this guide: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

I have looked on ebay for these items, and they look different then what is shown in this guide, also screws (torx and etc) also different in appearance for what is available on ebay.

Apple support at the store and the local mac upgrade store would not sell me the part(s) or even give me the part number! (against their rules). If anyone can give a clear part number or help me figure out where I can buy the stuff to secure the hard drive (i had to buy a new hard drive everything but SATA cable was missing when i got the machine) I would appreciate any advice, help etc. greatly. I installed the hard drive already just to get system installed, machine doesn't go anywhere anyway but i need this issue resolved.

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Yeah, Apple is pretty uptight about part numbers, I had the same problem when trying to obtain a part number for the optical drive on my Mac. That part might be particularly difficult to find. Your best bet is looking on craigslist or ebay. I hate to say it, but you might have to go as far as buying a dead machine for a part like that. And, even then, the HD and Sleeve might be removed from the machine.

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Try part number 922-9062. Some listing will be just the cable, other will have the bracket with it.


Cool. I do believe I found the answer. No one was listing on ebay with the words i was searching for, such as part number. I looked under "macbook A1278 sata connector" and bunch of what i am looking for showed up as a complete kit with everything. I just omitted "pro" and "caddy" etc and found what i was looking for. Thank you for the help.


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