Mac Mini Model A1283 Repair

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Where can I buy the two SATA cables described in this guide?

Mac mini Model A1283 Terabyte Drive cables


I recently read this great guide:

Mac mini Model A1283 Terabyte Drive Replacement

On page 6 there 2 cables being described which I wish to buy in order to do this "fix".

Mac mini Model A1283 Terabyte Drive Replacement

I have been to every computer shop in town, wanting to buy these cables, and none could help. I found the 15-pin SATA to MOLEX power cable, but the other cable described eludes me.

Would someone be so kind and send a link where I can purchase preferably both of these cables?

Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...



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Here for the 15 pin SATA power to 4 pin Molex power:

and Here for the 6 pin SATA power to 4 pin Molex power:

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These would be the two cables that seemed to fit the description most.

Could anybody please confirm if these are the cables I am looking for? Welding and Installation are not a problem, but getting these parts surely is...

Hey Mayer,

thanks for the reply.

I of course did a google search before, but couldn't find this specific cable. This could be it (the seemingly ONLY match in terms of image and description anyway, and even there I am not sure...):

The description states "7 + 15 pin", and when comparing to the image found in the guide, the connector looks a bit too big as well...

Is this the one?

The second "standart" 15-pin to 4pin MOLEX should be this one:

So, any help? Would be great to not open, weld, try - and then realize it was a wrong cable after all, and possibly damaging the data on the HD as well in the process due to wrong power supply!

More help is greatly appreciated as I can hardly wait to try this :-)

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15 pin to 4 pin molex and 6 pin SATA to 4 pin molex as in my answer and in the guide

by mayer

Please forgive my ignorance, but the only 6 pin SATA to 4 pin molex I can find anywhere have only 2 cables going to the MOLEX plug instead of 4 as described in the guide. Again, I can not find this cable. Any direct link to a webshop would be greatly appreciated!

by Julius Oppermann

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Julius Oppermann will be eternally grateful.