MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009 to Mid 2012) SATA SuperDrive Cable

$29.95

Product code: IF161-040
Apple Part #: 922-9032

 

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009 to Mid 2012) SATA SuperDrive Cable

$29.95

Product code: IF161-040
Apple Part #: 922-9032

Product Overview

Identify by 821-0826-A printed on part.

Note: this cable is for SATA optical drives only. If you do not have a Mid 2009 through Mid 2012 Unibody MacBook Pro 15", this part will not work in your machine.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 15" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

$29.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$19.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
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)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

My secondary internal drive was no longer responding. I noticed that the SATA Super drive cable was broken

My Fix

I bought a part on iFixit and within 3 days I fixed it.

My Advice

Yeah, I fixit is a great resource. They got all the parts, plus STEP by STEP instructions on how to repair things on your own. No more costly Apple repairs.

My Problem

The Computer: Late 2011 MacBook Pro, 15.4"

The Problem: When I bought the computer, I immediately replaced the SuperDrive with a second hard drive. The Solid State was replaced the original HDD (in the hard drive section) and the original drive replaced the SuperDrive (i.e. CD Drive). All was functional for about a year and a half, up until about a month ago. During some travel, one day, I noticed I was unable to access my music, photos, and documents stored on my HDD, where the SuperDrive used to be. I thought the drive had gone bad, so I worked on replacing it. I tried three different drives from three vendors and got the same error every time I went to initiate and format the drive. After A LOT of research, I saw a forum thread suggesting a cable had gone bad. I moved hard drives around and realized my problem was probably with a pinched/broken SuperDrive Cable.

My Fix

The repair was simple- Follow the same steps to remove the SuperDrive.

My Advice

A few things:

- The SuperDrive cable is FRAGILE and isn't really designed to go through more than a couple of drive pulls/replacement.

- If you're interacting with the cable to replace the SuperDrive with a hard drive carriage, ensure the carriage is properly secured to prevent it from pinching the cable AND the carriage is small.

My Problem

I was replacing my optical drive with an SSD. In the process I somehow broke this fragile cable. It wasn't immediately obvious as the drive showed up correctly on the first boot, but stopped responding shortly afterwards. I first suspected the drive, but when I swapped the HD and the SSD, the trouble stayed with the cable, so I looked at the comments on people who had done this repair before and saw other people had broken this cable as well. It seemed the obvious suspect.

My Fix

I had already taken my mac apart a few times in trying to troubleshoot the problem, and my research that led me to suspect this cable, so I took care, replaced it, put it back together and everything was golden.

My Advice

I couldn't see any obvious damage to the old cable, nor did I remember doing anything that would have harmed it, so treat it carefully. As the title says, it really is fragile.

My Problem

I broke the super drive cable when I was installing the original hdd in place of the super drive. I bought a SSD to be my main hard drive. All was going well until the cable tore.

The cable sits in a 90 degree angle and when you pull out the super drive or put the hard drive enclosure down, it can snap...

My Fix

Easy! I just had to be extra careful seeing that I broke the original one.

My Advice

Be very careful with the cable...it is way too fragile and would break at any time

My Problem

Small tear in my sata superdrive cable (was using it for a second SSD). Obviously a simple replacement was the solution.

My Fix

As you would expect.

My Advice

Try to get the cost of shipping to Canada down. The shipping was more than the part. That said, it was next day delivery. Impressive.

My Problem

I had installed an OWC Data Doubler in my 2011 MBP and all was fine until the now-external SuperDrive stopped working properly. So I swapped the SuperDrive back into the MBP only it didn't work there either.

I put my HDD back in and THAT didn't work! Something was wrong. Careful inspection revealed the SATA cable had been flexed too much and sustained two cracks, severing a couple of circuits.

My Fix

Having re-assembled my MBP several times with the various swaps I had done until this point I managed to do the whole operation from memory – being VERY careful with pressure on the new SATA cable. When I put it back together again, the HDD worked. The SuperDrive was still dead, so I ordered a Blu-Ray drive to replace it.

My Advice

When the instructions say "fragile" they mean fragile. Take care with that SATA cable!

My Problem

I accidentally damaged the optical drive cable of Macbook pro 15" when I opened it. I am covered under apple support, but since this is a self-inflicted damage, I didn't expect Apple to replace it for free. I was forced to find the spare part myself which is when I found iFixit.

My Fix

I searched in iFixit and found an identical spare on it which I ordered. I received the piece in 2 days in Singapore. I replaced it in the Mac and it worked perfectly. The packaging was meticulous and the updates from iFixit with tracking in Fedex were wonderful.

My Advice

In future, I will look into iFixit as my first choice of spare parts. I recommend the same to all.

My Problem

Original cable broken

My Fix

Easy, just replace the broken cable using the guide from ifixit

My Advice

Be careful when disconnecting the cable : )

 

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