MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Hard Drive Cable Replacement
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide will show you how to remove the hard drive cable from your laptop.
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- Access Door 2 steps
- Battery 1 step
- Lower Case 2 steps
- Optical Drive 8 steps
- Hard Drive Cable 7 steps
With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.
Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.
Grab the white plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.
Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:
One 3 mm Phillips screw.
Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.
Four 3.5 mm Phillips screws.
Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the subwoofer connector straight up off the logic board.
Remove the two Phillips screws securing the camera cable bracket to the upper case.
Remove the three 2.5 mm Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the upper case.
Remove the single Phillips screw securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.
Lift the hard drive out of its supports and disconnect the SATA cable by pulling the connector straight away from the hard drive.