Mac mini Mid 2010 Optical Drive Cable Replacement
Replace a broken optical drive cable to restore optical drive functionality.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Replace the optical drive cable if the connector is broken or the ribbon cable itself is damaged.
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Step 1 — Optical Drive Cable ¶
Slightly lift the small plastic strip spanning the width of the optical drive.
Carefully de-route the free end of the optical drive connector out from under the optical drive bracket.
Step 2 ¶
Peel the optical drive cable off the body of the optical drive.
Step 3 ¶
Remove the optical drive cable by pulling its connector away from the body of the optical drive.