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

$44.95

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

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

$44.95

Product code: IF163-013
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.

Please read the option descriptions to determine if the hard drive bracket is included.

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

$44.95 With Bracket / New

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option has the IR sensor, indicator light and hard drive bracket attached.

$39.95 Without Bracket / New

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option 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.

$29.95 Without Bracket / Used

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This option 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.

$34.95 With Bracket / Used

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This option has the 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)
 

Stories

My Problem

had a bad sata cable in a macbook pro

My Fix

take out the screws, remove the battery, then the drive, unplug the cable and do steps in reverse. almost that fast!

My Advice

very easy & straight forward

My Problem

The cable broke

My Fix

It went fine. The cable came and looked a little warped out of the package. It seems to be working fine, but just something to note when filling orders in the future.

My Advice

I had the people at my university's library install it, that was really helpful because I had no idea what to do.

My Problem

I began receiving the frowny face folder on startup of my Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2009, and figured I was in for a $1400 repair (new macbook); However, I decided to try the HD cable that runs from the HD to the logic board after finding the HD was fine by booting it up on a borrowed macbook.

My Fix

10 minutes and done. Piece of cake and everything started up fine.

My Advice

Give it a the simplest fix a shot before you fork out lots of dough.

My Problem

The hard disk did nt respond any more

My Fix

Very good and easy Thank You

My Advice

Trust IFIXIT

My Problem

Mac Book pro was freezing up and folks at the Mac store said this may fix the problem. So far much improved.

My Fix

Repair was easy.

My Advice

If you are having any problems just follow the step by step guides on ifixit.

My Problem

I needed my Old Macbook to Work

My Fix

I searched online for reasons why I couldn't see my hard disk, I came to find out that the Hard Drive cable was the problem. I searched further online for an Apple Part store for me to buy and import the cable but I wasn't sure of their trustwothy. I finally got ifixit.com and something just told me this is the right place. I got my Hard drive cable replacement part in just two weeks. I replaced it and wallah, My Mac booted and I got to see all my files as is. It still works till date, its been three months now and I am confident that ifixit has the right and proper Mac replacement parts for your computer.

My Advice

People out there: Visit ifixit to fix it; Yes that Mac that your almost giving up on! Fixit! ;)

My Problem

Changed the hard drive to an SSD drive.

My Fix

Easy and whiteout any hesitation because I followed the instructions

My Advice

Nothing. Everything is Perfect

My Problem

How does a sata cable go bad inside the Mac when there are no moving parts involved?!

My Fix

Easy peasey! Couple of screws, pop this cable, unscrew that, reverse the process a BAM! Back in business! Easiest repair ever'

My Advice

Don't be afraid to take the back off your MacBook!

My Problem

So I was at work one day and my computer froze suddenly, I figured I'd just do a hard reset. This was a strange thing considering that it never freezes. To my dismay, when the computer turned back on I got the flashing question mark folder, a sure sign of death. After a couple of trips to the Apple Store, with the help of a Genius Bar employee, we were able to determine that the cable that connects the hard drive to the main logic board was the culprit, which is good to know considering I haven't done a backup in a few months. I've used iFixit in the past to help me changed both a hard drive and memory, so I decided to order parts and tools from them to try and avoid having to spend $1300 on a new computer.

My Fix

Thanks to the visual guides of iFixit, I was able to very quickly and easily remove the old cable and replace it with the new one. I bought a used cable from iFixit, trusting their tested used parts. Once the repair was finished and I turned the computer back on, to my (pleasant) surprise, the computer was more responsive than ever. The repair couldn't have been any easier, and I couldn't be any more pleased with the results.

My Advice

Make sure if you have this problem, the first step you take is to speak to competent individual at the Apple Store. Before you even do that, if you are fortunate enough to have another Mac at home, I would purchase a USB to SATA adapter, (I got one for like $13 at Tiger Direct) and use the Disk Utility on the other Mac to make sure the hard drive is still good. Once you've done that, start the computer using the second DVD that your MacBook Pro came with (if you still have it) and hold D as it starts, then run the hardware test to rule out a bad logic board. After all this, then you should take it to the Apple Store to confirm that the cable is bad. I'd then recommend ordering all the necessary parts from iFixit! Good luck!

My Problem

Hard drive would not unmount, the MacBook Pro would either boot to a gray screen or keep freezing when it did boot. A new drive did not solve the problem. I was told it was probably the logic board, when I realized it was in fact a simple fix, I went for it.

My Fix

Ifixit is always my go to site when I have problems with any of my Macs. The repair photos and directions were right-on. I purchased the part from them directly since I knew I would be getting the right part the first time. Ifixit listed it as "Moderate Difficulty"...should have been "Super Easy"!

My Advice

Trust Ifixit, trust their directions, trust their parts. Don't give up when it looks like your item may not be worth repairing. Do some research, log onto Ifixit.com and do it!