Computer wasn't working
Went well, easy to install
Saved money doing it ourselves
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.
The Mac kept having spinning beach balls and locking up hard. Sometimes the computer wouldn't boot, just showing the folder with a flashing question mark. All signs of a bad hard drive, but pulling the drive and connecting to another Mac showed the drive was working just fine. After some research . . .
My main HD crashed. I decide to buy a SSD. After installing it, the system will identify it but, won't let me erase it.
Then, it started to not even identify it.
After some research I found out there documented issue related to the damaged cable.
The low cost of the part made it easy to give it a . . .
Symptom was spinning wheel of death. Had a newer SSD, so likely culprit was HD ribbon that had been replaced with a salvage part earlier
Repair went like clockwork, good directions. Even got the cover screws right. Replacement ribbon came with optical bar already mounted, so didn't have to fiddle w . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .