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Introduzione

Use this guide to replace your hard drive cable. A new hard drive cable also provides a new IR sensor.

  1. Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:
    • Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

  2. Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.
    • Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.

  3. For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge.
    • For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

  4. Remove two Phillips screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.
    • Remove two Phillips screws securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.

    • These screws are captive to the hard drive bracket.

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  6. Lift the the retaining bracket out of the upper case.
    • Lift the the retaining bracket out of the upper case.

  7. Lift the hard drive by its pull tab and pull it out of the chassis, minding the cable attaching it to the computer.
    • Lift the hard drive by its pull tab and pull it out of the chassis, minding the cable attaching it to the computer.

  8. Remove the hard drive cable by pulling its connector straight away from the hard drive.
    • Remove the hard drive cable by pulling its connector straight away from the hard drive.

  9. Remove the following four screws securing the hard drive and IR sensor cable to the upper case:
    • Remove the following four screws securing the hard drive and IR sensor cable to the upper case:

    • Two 1.5 mm Phillips screws.

    • Two 9.5 mm Phillips screws.

  10. Slide the hard drive and IR sensor bracket away from the edge of the upper case. Carefully peel the hard drive and IR sensor cable from the upper case.
    • Slide the hard drive and IR sensor bracket away from the edge of the upper case.

    • Carefully peel the hard drive and IR sensor cable from the upper case.

  11. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive cable connector up off the logic board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive cable connector up off the logic board.

  12. Lift the hard drive/IR sensor cable assembly out of the upper case.
    • Lift the hard drive/IR sensor cable assembly out of the upper case.

    • If your replacement part does not come with the hard drive bracket and indicator light, you will need to pull those off of the part you are removing and install them on the new part.

    • Your replacement part may come with several adhesive foam bumpers. These are to ensure a snug fit of both bracket and hard drive. Apply only as needed.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This is a useful guide as usual, but I think ifixit might slitly change it, and give a little picture to show how to remove the bracket from the cable :)

Valentin - Replica

This is exactly what I wanted to see and they didn’t have it :( but it worked out okay in the end!

Robert Stevens -

Pretty straight forward guide - follow other user's directions for replacing the IR receiver (if you didn't purchase a new one). Fairly easy as well.

Only complication I had was with extremely tight screws, which with screwdriver heads with tighter fits becomes a non-problem immediately.

Didn't realize this was such a prevailing problem as the issues with my HDD were fairly obscure/didn't follow some of the general problems that other users online were encountering.

swzy92 - Replica

Fantiastic!!

I had an SSD installed but it stopped working after a few months and I got the flashing question mark folder. It was very odd as the disk drive still worked, and the SSD did externally. Heard it could be the SATA as SSDs are more sensitive to damaged cables, so replaced it on the off chance and it worked! Definitely recommend trying this first if you have had the same problem

AC1 - Replica

Wow, this worked so GOOD! ...and those derps at the local Apple retailer told me to "let the computer go, and take a look at the new ones we have here!"

Did troubleshooting with ifixit, ordered part from ifixit and followed step-by-step guide provided by ifixit! You guys rule!

Many thanks from Sweden!

Mikael Parkman - Replica

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