MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011) Hard Drive Cable

$45.95

Product code: IF161-086
Apple Part #: 922-9751, 821-1198

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011) Hard Drive Cable

$45.95

Product code: IF161-086
Apple Part #: 922-9751, 821-1198

Product Overview

Replace that damaged Hard Drive Cable!

Connects hard drive to logic board. Includes IR sensor/sleep indicator.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Early 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

$45.95 New

 

Condition:

New

$34.95 Used / Without Bracket

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

Has the IR sensor but no indicator light or hard drive bracket attached. The indicator light and hard drive bracket can easily be swapped from an existing part.

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
 

Stories

My Problem

I installed an SSD on my MBP Early 2011 model 15" using the excellent instructions on iFixit. It ran for a half hour then the MBP froze. The SSD was no longer recognized.

I reinstalled the old HDD and connected the SSD via USB and the SSD was there with no issues.

After research I found that the OEM SATA Cable was not quite up to spec. I ordered a new one from iFixit. iFixit was the only source I could find that was trustworthy.

My Fix

I installed the new cable according to the excellent instructions from iFixit and the problem was solved. No drama, worked first time and my MBP is now far, far better than new.

My Advice

If you have a MBP 2011 model an SSD and 16mb RAM can add dramatic improvement for 2-3 hundred dollars.

If the SSD acts up immediately or even a little later the Cable is most likely the culprit. Don't give up until you've replaced the cable.

My Problem

Original HD sata cable failed and decided to put a new faster drive in while adding a second HD in the optical bay.

My Fix

Just like the guide described...except I had purchased a HD with a 6gb/sec transfer rate and it gave me problems. Upon further research it appears that my late 2011 macbook pro has reliability issues with this speed of transfer. So I just used the original HD in the optical bay, maybe one day I'll put something else there but for now it'll work.

My Advice

If you are putting a second hard drive in this model macbook make sure you get a 3gb/sec HD, it'll work right the first time.

My Problem

incompatibilità del cavo Apple originale con dischi SSD

My Fix

Bene

My Advice

è necessario formattare gli HD usati con il cavo originale e installare da zero il sistema operativo (Os X 10.9).

My Problem

I read that some people suggest to change the cable as it is not keeping up with SSD SATA 3 devices very good. I had a repeating issue of files corruption so I had to try it

My Fix

So far so good , too early to say if this fixed the issue.

My Advice

very easy.