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This cable brought a dead computer back to life

Rick Auricchio -

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Hard Drive Cable Replacement

30 minutes

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My Problem

A client gave me a mid-2012 MacBook Pro for recycling after he'd replaced it. The computer rarely would boot at all. It wasn't the hard drive.

I kept the computer around, loathe to recycle something that seemed close to working.

I had bought the new part to see if it improved another client's computer after a hard drive change, but it made no difference on that machine.

My Fix

Swapping the cable was easy; the toughest part was pulling the sticky part off the case. (I didn't want to damage the existing cable.

Voila...now the computer is perfectly healthy. After repairing dozens of Macs, I had no idea the cable could be an issue---till I found mention of it on an online forum.

My Advice

I didn't bother to stick the new cable to the case.

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

$44.99

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