Early 2011 model, A1278 / 2.3 GHz i5 or 2.7 GHz i7 processor.

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Question Mark Folder yet again

So I bought a MacBook a few months ago as a general light work machine.

Since buying it, I've had to replaced the hard drive cable three times and the hard drive twice. On the last occasion, I put in a new SSD, a new hard drive cable, and I've insulated the hard drive cable with electrical tape. But the question mark has come up again…

Any idea what it could be?

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Couple of things, this video shows how to protect the cable from the rough surface on the bottom case where the hard drive sits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amg5w0rl...

These cables also get damaged on the last step of the climb from the bottom case impacted on that slightly raise area. I put 3M thick red tape on either side of the cable to prevent it from impacting. I also go to the more substantial 2012 13" cable on these machines.

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