MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable

$44.95

Product code: IF163-041
Apple Part #: 923-0104, 923-0741, 821-1480-A, 821-2049-A

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable

$44.95

Product code: IF163-041
Apple Part #: 923-0104, 923-0741, 821-1480-A, 821-2049-A

Product Overview

Unable to access your hard drive?

Then you might need to replace your hard drive cable!

Please read the option descriptions. Some options do not include the hard drive bracket.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Model: A1278

$44.95 With Bracket / New

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

New from manufacturer.

$29.95 Without Bracket / Used

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

Does not include the IR Receiver & connecting bracket, see step 14 of the guide for how to transfer this from your current part.

$39.95 Without Bracket / New

 

Condition:

New

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

HD wasn't showing up on the Macbook

My Fix

easy straightforward installation of the ribbon cable. harddrive instantly worked, life is grand!

My Advice

the cable comes straight with white lines on it,

the white dotted lines are the bend marks. be gentle but firm about bending and you shouldn't have any issues.

My Problem

All of a sudden my computer would fail to startup. Instead I would get the outline of a folder with a question mark in it. A friend took my computer apart and said that I needed a new hard drive cable. I went to the local apple repair store to see if they had the part on hand. They proceeded to tell me I needed a new computer bc everything was wrong with it. I decided to order the part through iFixit to see if it would solve the problem.

My Fix

The part came in on time. My friend did the repair in between our classes. It seemed super easy.

My Advice

He did t have any trouble fixing it.

My Problem

For the last few months, my macbook pro began to work slow, I referred it to its age and the load i put on it. suddenly, few days ago while i work on it had stuck only this time when i restart I got the Question-mark-folder blinking... First i thought maybe i'll give it rest for a while (although it didn't seems like it's overheated or something -more of a wishful thinking). a few minutes and pageviews later i tried apple guides of restoring but no matter what i did no hdd was found.

My Fix

First I decided to tale the mac to a lab of apple reseller at my area to confirm the problem, he suggested it was the hdd. since the diagnostic tool says as well it cannot detect one. At that point I went back home and ordered new hdd with external-usb kit for internal hdd. -The reason I added the kit is to be able to maybe save some of the data by plugin the old hdd on another computer -or, in case the hdd is not the problem to gain another space. I got the hdd within 2 days and installed it following the relevant guide, but it didn't work.. at that stage i put the old hdd in the external usb kit i bought and plugged it in... The macbook worked fine (with the old hdd)... I looked up and found evidence to support the possibility of hdd-cable not working and i discovered that it is may be the problem of my slow experience for the last few months. I Ordered the cable, Installed it and everything works just fine now.

My Advice

When deciding to buy a part to implement a solution keep in mind next step and fallbacks, for me -buying the external usb kit was a HUGE time saver, as only few minutes after understanding that the hdd is not the problem I got a new promising direction. and of course, now i also have a new *usable* space on the new hdd.

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That was the first time i dared/needed to open my macbook to exchange parts -as long as you follow a relevant guide it is fairly easy.. I wrote this from my macbook :)

My Problem

For the last few months, my macbook pro began to work slow, I referred it to its age and the load i put on it. suddenly, few days ago while i work on it had stuck only this time when i restart I got the Question-mark-folder blinking... First i thought maybe i'll give it rest for a while (although it didn't seems like it's overheated or something -more of a wishful thinking). a few minutes and pageviews later i tried apple guides of restoring but no matter what i did no hdd was found.

My Fix

First I decided to tale the mac to a lab of apple reseller at my area to confirm the problem, he suggested it was the hdd. since the diagnostic tool says as well it cannot detect one. At that point I went back home and ordered new hdd with external-usb kit for internal hdd. -The reason I added the kit is to be able to maybe save some of the data by plugin the old hdd on another computer -or, in case the hdd is not the problem to gain another space. I got the hdd within 2 days and installed it following the relevant guide, but it didn't work.. at that stage i put the old hdd in the external usb kit i bought and plugged it in... The macbook worked fine (with the old hdd)... I looked up and found evidence to support the possibility of hdd-cable not working and i discovered that it is may be the problem of my slow experience for the last few months. I Ordered the cable, Installed it and everything works just fine now.

My Advice

I wrote this from my macbook. That was the first time i dared/needed to open my macbook to exchange parts -as long as you follow a relevant guide it is fairly easy.. When deciding to buy a part to implement a solution keep in mind next step and fallbacks, for me -buying the external usb kit was a HUGE time saver, as only few minutes after understanding that the hdd is not the problem I got a new promising direction. and of course, now i also have a new *usable* space on the new hdd :)

My Problem

My macbook started to be very slow. The "bading ball" came more and more frequently, and finally it blacked out. When trying to reboot, a folder with a questionmak showed on the screen.

My Fix

It went fine, the new cable seems to be sturdier in the 90 degree bends. And my macbook works fine now.

My Advice

This is a straight forward repair, not difficult at all

My Problem

I have 13" macbook unibody that was known for having a faulty HDD cable. When I started it up, it was showing a blinking folder with a question mark sign on. After researching my model number and visiting various macbook trouble shooting forum's , I found out that my HDD cable had failed and at worst, my HDD crashed.

My Fix

With the right tools, repair videos from ifixit.com and a little patience, the repair went extremely quick. I just had to wait two days for my part to arrive (USPS to Arizona).

My Advice

When I found out what the problem was, I called various "Mac specialist" to see how much they charged to fix my problem. I was quoted from $135 to $300 just to replace a $35 cable. If you have the patience to do the research to find out what's the problem, a little technical background, and are decent with hand tools, you can easily fix common problems with your macbook. There's a lot of resources online like ifixit.com to help you with troubleshooting, repairing and places to get your parts.

My Problem

My 2013 MacBook Pro Unibody was running terribly slow. Online forums suggested the hard drive cable was the culprit. Using iFixit's parts wizard, I ordered the replacement.

My Fix

As smoothly as advertised, with GREAT results.

My Advice

Don't give up on a not-that-old laptop!

My Problem

Daughters mac book pro fails to boot in mid dissertation and guess what no back up. Similar thing happened to me a while back an it cost. So new what to look for. Took out hard drive and managed to boot it using a caddy. Called it the Mac Ood. Dr Who fans should get the reference. Recovered data

My Fix

Repair kit and parts came very quickly and repaired and rebooted and updated mac in about an hour

My Advice

Tell your kid to back up and repeat the advice often.

My Problem

Replaced MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable - With Bracket / New

My Fix

20 min. very easy. Every thing works fine now.

My Advice

In most cases, replacing cable works.

My Problem

I got the dreaded "No boot device detected" error message.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. Through the process of elimination I was able to determine that the logic board and the hard drive were not defective. That left the only thing that the two used to communicate with each other - the cable! I found the cable on ifixit and it arrived in a couple of days. The install was easy and my MacBook was up and running in no time.

My Advice

No earth chattering revelations. Just take your time.