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2009-2012 13″ MacBook Pro – HDD Cable

Applies to:

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) (Sold until 2016)

Component affected:

  • Hard drive cable

Symptoms:

  • Data transfer issues
  • Hard drive not recognized
  • SMART data shows a lot of read/write/seek errors

Apple Repair program:
This issue has never been acknowledged by Apple.

The Issue:
This one is pretty straight forward, the cable connecting the hard drive to the logic board fails.

The Fix:
Order a new cable, put it in and good as new!

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