My screen was showing a question mark with a file on it, would never boot my hard drive.
Repair took some time, but as soon as the computer rebooted, everything was back to normal.
Connects hard drive to logic board.
May include optional set of 5 rubber strips that provide additional protection during jostling and movement of the hard drive/computer.
Had three hard drive failures within a year, one while I was in the middle of saving something! No warning or notification, just stopped. Upon restart, got the dreaded blinking folder with a question mark. Upon searching Google for multiple frequent hard drive failures on a MacBook Pro, the colle . . .
HDD stopped being accessible (folder with '?' sign on startup)
Overall, great guide. I didn't manage, however, to make LED work (I have only replaced the HDD cable but used the old bracket). Not a big deal, of course.
If you are not sure you can connect a very small cable connecting LED with HDD - it . . .
Tried to update my late 2011 Macbook to a Solid State and of course, got that cursed blinking folder! Crucial told me it was 99% the hard drive cable, they see it a lot in the 2011 MacBooks.
It's a little hard and scary to mess with so many cables and things! But overall the instructions on iFixit ar . . .
My hard drive cable stopped working for some reason
Great! I had a friend who has built computers before, but not macs, which are apparently notoriously picky, do it, but after watching, I feel confident that I could do it on my own.
Keep track of all your screws. My friend got a piece of paper and pu . . .
When I turned my computer on, the white screen would come up, and after about 20 seconds an icon with a folder and a question mark on top started to flash. After googling the issue, I was 99% sure it was the hard drive cable. I found the part here on iFixIt and ordered it.
This repair was incredibly . . .
My Mac would not go to sleep when I closed the lid. In fact it would get really busy and overheat. Disk access also got really flakey. It worked but I spent a lot of time watching the spinning beachball. I replaced the hard drive but could not get it to format. I had put it in my backpack one time w . . .
My MacBook Pro stopped preforming as it should. Numerous tests were run and all came back negative regarding any fault with the OS or the HardDrive. A suggestion I received was to replace the Hard Drive Cable as they had a similar situation and theirs was corrupt.
I replaced the cable, and voila! Th . . .
When my macbook turned on, it had a folder flashing symbol. After rebooting the computer with 'command+R' buttons to reinstall OS, it didn't seem to find the Macintosh HD. After a few minutes of research, the best guess was that the SATA cable(hard drive cable) was loose. Either that or my hard driv . . .