MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009/Mid 2010) Hard Drive Cable

$49.95

Product code: IF163-013-1
Apple Part #: 922-9062, 821-0814-A

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009/Mid 2010) Hard Drive Cable

$49.95

Product code: IF163-013-1
Apple Part #: 922-9062, 821-0814-A

Product Overview

Fix an unrecognized drive in your Macbook Unibody

  • Replacement SATA cable for 13" Unibodies
  • This cable can wear out, causing connection problems.

May include optional set of 5 rubber strips that provide additional protection during jostling and movement of the hard drive/computer.

This part only works in the A1278 MacBook Pro Mid 2009/Mid 2010. It will not work for the A1278 MacBook or any other MacBook Pro.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 and Mid 2010 13" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Model: A1278

  $49.95 With Bracket / New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Has IR sensor, indicator light and hard drive bracket attached.

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
 

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My Problem

Hi!

My MacBook Pro 13 cannot login to OSX, the hard is ok but a suspect is hard drive cabel.

My Fix

Buy MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009/Mid 2010) Hard Drive Cable and is solve all problems.

My Advice

Good Thank for all

My Problem

My kid's laptop started getting slower and slower til one day it stop booting. The laptop started up with the question mark folder logo. We initially thought it was a bad hard drive, but hooking it up to a USB case made it work.

Googling around, we saw that the hard drive cable sometimes goes bad, and it matched our symptoms. For $50 bucks, it was worth a try, and it indeed fixed it.

My Fix

Very easy fix.

My Advice

Draw an outline of the IR cable prior to removing it. That way you'll roughly know where to stick the new one.

My Problem

Wife's MacBook Pro stopped recognizing the hard drive.

My Fix

First I bought a new hard drive, same problem. I then googled my situation and found some people with the same experience found the hard drive cable to be the issue. So I went to your site (I used your guide to replace the hard drive) and ordered a new hard drive cable. I used the iFixit guide and everything went well.

My Advice

Thank you for your service and advocacy

My Problem

I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch that started to have a serious performance problem. Like all troubleshooting processes start with memory. So I increase to 8GB from 4. That didn't seem to be the problem. Next upgraded the hard drive to an SSD that didn't work there was something I was missing so I tried different hard drives and noticed that I couldn't get the drives to install OSX. Verified the drives that were working by installing them direct through USB put them into the MBP and nothing was happen still. That left the ribbon cable or controller. Of course if the controller was having problems then the existing hard drive wouldn't even work but it did a bit slow. Purchased the hard drive cable plugged it in and voila super fast SSD speed hard drive. The complete troubleshooting process took me like a couple of weeks.

My Fix

Simply follow the instructions on iFix and with very little to no pain, the pain being having to deal with those small screws. The installation went with out any problems.

My Advice

Invest in a better tool kit. That's why I bought also the Pro Tech Toolkit. By the way an excellent tool kit to have around. I was using a bunch of different tools not necessary design for replacing a MacBook Pro.

My Problem

Leopard installer failed when trying to install to internal disk, but installed to same disk when used via USB. Managed to install Leopard and upgrade to Yosemite before Macbook Pro started to become unstable.

Macbook Pro began failing to boot, displaying error "Unapproved Caller SecurityAgent may only be invoked by Apple Software" and a black screen, with recovery failing to install or recover on system disk.

My Fix

Changing the hard drive cable was extremely easy, and fixed the problem immediately.

My Advice

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

https://www.ifixit.com/Story/12268/Unapp...

My Problem

My Macbook was no longer recognising my hard-drive. If I could fix it myself it would save me forking out $2000 on a new laptop, so I gave it a go.

My Fix

I first replaced the Hard Drive to no avail, but a after installing my new cable from you, it works like a charm!! The new SSD makes it feel like a new laptop.

My Advice

YouTube videos were a huge help, and made everything a breeze for a newbie. Also, make sure you have the right screwdrivers!

My Problem

I was on my computer one day and my computer stopped seeing my internal drive while in use. Having seen this issue with my moms Mac, I assumes it was the drive itself, but upon using a backup drive to check, I saw that it was the hd ribbon cable

My Fix

The repair was fairly easy, the only issue I ran in to was that one of the screws for the cable itself stripped due to using the wrong driver size, so I made sure to change it before the next one.

My Advice

Keep old drives on hand to make sure that your drive isn't bad.

My Problem

As I was using my Macbook pro '13 inch (Mid 2010) one day, the screen went black. When I tried to restart it I got a flashing question mark with a file behind it.

My Fix

A friend of my told me that a lot the macbook pro's made in 2009 and 2010 have a bad hard drive cable. Sure enough that was the problem! He installed it and it worked fine! Thanks for shipping it so fast...if only my amazon orders did the same we would have a better world =)

My Advice

If you have a macbook pro made in 2009 or 2010 and your computer gives you a flashing question mark with a file behind it, then try replacing your hard drive cable. It worked for me!

My Problem

My MacBook Pro 13 would not boot recently. All signs pointed to the hard drive. I picked up a replacement SSD, formatted and restored from Time Machine via external caddy and installed it to no avail. A couple of online sources pointed me towards the hard drive cable. Came to your sight and ordered replacement.

My Fix

Replacement hard drive cable arrived and I installed quite easily. My MBP booted perfectly.

My Advice

Have the proper tools handy (I picked up a tool kit from iFixit as well) and work in a well lit area. Those screws are tiny! That and back up often. Only data I lost was work I did after my last back up.

My Problem

The MacBook Pro could not see its internal HDD. We originally thought the HDD was bad, but after swapping with a drive we know that works, realized the issue was related to the HDD cable.

My Fix

Thanks to the easy to follow repair instructions, this process was extremely easy.

My Advice

The new cable was just slightly longer than the old one. So when removing the stickers on the tape, I recommend removing one at a time, and slowing pressing along. This way you ensure it lays flat and doesn't kink in the middle.