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Usa esta guía para remplazar u cable roto del disco duro. El cable del disco duro igual contiene el LED de reposo y el sensor IR.

  1. Extrae los siguientes diez tornillos:
    • Extrae los siguientes diez tornillos:

    • Tres tornillos Phillips #00 de 14.4 mm

    • Tres tornillos Phillips #00 de 3.5 mm

    • Cuatro tornillos de resalto Phillips #00 de 3.5 mm

    • Al reemplazar los tornillos pequeños, alinéalos en perpendicular a la suave curvatura de la carcasa (no van perfectamente en vertical hacia abajo).

    How much weight can I save by removing the optical drive?

    gunes314 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    You can save a lot of weight if lets say your installing a solid state drive or putting in a second hard drive but if you know that you use the CD/DVD disc drive a lot then you might just want to leave the drive alone.

    Marshall WahlstromHelgren -

    Tip: Use one of those weekday pill holders to have a cheep way to store screws you remove and each day of the week can be for different sizes or parts. It has been handy to have (much less expensive than the magnetic mat.

    Robert Wacker - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Hello, where can I buy the screws I need in case I lose one of them?

    taylornya - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I have one stripped screw... How opening without drill it?! Any suggestions please?

    rodrigosady - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I also stripped a couple screws. I wasn’t able to open it up without drilling. After drilling the heads and removing the cover it was easy to hacksaw the tip and unscrew with a standard driver.

    Michael Wilkens -

    My top tip - make sure you buy good quality Phillips screwdrivers and a magnetic holder. Cheap screwdrivers won’t get the screws undone safely. Without a magnetic holder you have no chance of getting the tiny crews in and out safely.

    jeremyyoung - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    A good Phillips 00 is your friend here. Also, when reinserting the screws, gently start anticlockwise and you wil feel a click at the start of the thread. This tells you you’re in the right place and less likely to cross-thread through force in the wrong place.

    Iain Boyd - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I feel like these are 000 screws. Amazon sales describe them as such and my 000 screwdriver fits better

    cam2000deluxe -

    Before ordering a new Trackpad remove the existing battery and try clicking the Trackpad. If it clicks OK with the battery out the source of problem is likely a swollen battery, which should to be replaced even if it still works to some degree. From the side of the battery you will likely see the soft part of the battery bulging beyond the hard case.

    Patrick Langvardt - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  2. Usa tus dedos a modo de palanca para levantar la tapa inferior del cuerpo del MacBook por la zona del ventilador. Extrae la tapa inferior.
    • Usa tus dedos a modo de palanca para levantar la tapa inferior del cuerpo del MacBook por la zona del ventilador.

    • Extrae la tapa inferior.

  3. Usa el borde de un spudger para levantar el conector de la batería haciendo palanca para extraer su toma de corriente de la placa madre. Se recomienda hacer palanca en los laterales del conector para extraerlo de su toma de corriente. Ten cuidado con las esquinas de los conectores ya que pueden romperse con facilidad.
    • Usa el borde de un spudger para levantar el conector de la batería haciendo palanca para extraer su toma de corriente de la placa madre.

    • Se recomienda hacer palanca en los laterales del conector para extraerlo de su toma de corriente. Ten cuidado con las esquinas de los conectores ya que pueden romperse con facilidad.

    Is this step of removing the battery connector required?

    manodh - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    yes - as with disassembly of any electronic component you have to remove any power source. You don't want to accidentally turn the Mac on

    khull -

    Prying the battery connector off does not take much force. I did exactly what the guide suggested (walked it off back and forth) with the spudger without any problems. Just be very gentle, much like with anything inside laptops, they are very fragile and need to be worked with carefully. A+ instructions, battery replacement was a success.

    aekinaka - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Be patient on disconnecting this one. It worked for me step by step, little by little.

    Phil Wagner - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  4. Dobla el cabre de la batería ligeramente para alejarlo de su conexión en la placa madre para evitar que se conecte accidentalmente mientras trabajas.
    • Dobla el cabre de la batería ligeramente para alejarlo de su conexión en la placa madre para evitar que se conecte accidentalmente mientras trabajas.

    I put some tape between the connector and socket while working on the drive.

    Stephen Smith - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    That's a good tip

    Anrothan -

    Great tip, I did that too

    Ahmed Mahran -

    One other note: The screw heads fit flush with the curvature of the case -- which means that they aren't exactly horizontal. In other words, they aren't perpendicular to the table that the computer is resting on. Don't try to force them straight in vertically, because you'll risk cross-threading them. (nearly ruined one screw hole myself!)

    lelandjordon - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    On my MacBook Pro, the connector seems to be an integral part of the battery.

    Jerry South - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  5. Remueve los dos tornillos Phillips que sujetan el soporte del disco duro a la tapa superior.
    • Remueve los dos tornillos Phillips que sujetan el soporte del disco duro a la tapa superior.

    • Estos tornillos se mantendrán unidos al soporte de disco duro.

    These were Philips #0 screws in my computer.

    Church Tucker - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    FYI my used Mac didn’t have the bracket or screws. 3D printed the bracket someone did (it’s on Thingiverse), M2x10mm screws were short but worked.

    sbierly - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  6. Remueve el soporte del disco duro.
    • Remueve el soporte del disco duro.

    • El soporte de disco duro podría estar firmemente arraigado contra la tapa superior.

    Don't miss this step: I almost did and of course couldn't get the disk out until I looked at the video !

    francistasset - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  7. Utiliza la lengüeta adjunta para levantar el disco duro de la tapa superior.
    • Utiliza la lengüeta adjunta para levantar el disco duro de la tapa superior.

    • No intentes aun de remover el disco duro completamente. Esta todavía unido al cable de disco duro.

  8. Tira el cable del disco duro para separarlo del cuerpo del disco duro Remueve el disco duro.
    • Tira el cable del disco duro para separarlo del cuerpo del disco duro

    • Remueve el disco duro.

    The hard drive cable is a recalled part on these machines. You may need to replace it before your drive will be read correctly. The Apple Store will replace your cable for free if it's problematic.

    Eric March - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  9. Usa el lado plano de una spudger para levantar el conector del disco duro de su zócalo en la placa lógica.
    • Usa el lado plano de una spudger para levantar el conector del disco duro de su zócalo en la placa lógica.

  10. Remueve los cuatro tornillos siguientes:
    • Remueve los cuatro tornillos siguientes:

    • Dos tornillos Phillips de 3 mm

    • Dos tornillos Phillips de 9.7 mm

    I have a mid-2009 MBP. Removing the 3mm screws was nearly impossible. I read that Apple uses loctite glue to secure the screws. Someone recommended touching the hot tip of a glue gun (minus the glue, of course) to the screw head. Doing so heats the screw and loosens the loctite. It worked well for the first one, I rushed the second and striped it so badly that I had to use a drill to bust up the screw head. I didn’t have a bit small enough to breakup the entire the screw, but I was able to pulverize the head so that the mounting surface was flat, which enabled me to install the new cable. At the moment, my cable is held in on that side by just the one screw and the weight of the hard drive. I’d like to replace the missing 3mm screw but I’d have to drill out the rest of the broken screw to have hole to put it in. Not exactly looking forward to that….perhaps if I just use some electrical tape to secure it down? On the upside, the new cable is working and my mac is up and running again.

    Jo

    jojojo5683 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Replacement screws can be bought on Amazon - search 3mm laptop computer screw kit

    jojojo5683 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  11. Cuidadosamente pela el cable fino del sensor IR/LED de reposos del adhesivo asegurándolo a la carcasa superior.
    • Cuidadosamente pela el cable fino del sensor IR/LED de reposos del adhesivo asegurándolo a la carcasa superior.

  12. Tira el soporte frontal del disco duro que contiene el sensor de IR/LED de reposo del borde frontal de la carcasa superior.
    • Tira el soporte frontal del disco duro que contiene el sensor de IR/LED de reposo del borde frontal de la carcasa superior.

  13. Remueve el cable del disco duro.
    • Remueve el cable del disco duro.

    • Tu parte de remplazo puede venir con varios protectores de espuma adhesiva. Estos son para asegurar un ajuste perfecto en el retenedor y disco duro. Aplica solo cuando sea necesario.

    The replacement cable comes without the sleep led attached. Thus you have to remove the flat cable of the sleep led from the socket of the old hd cable. Take your fingernail and lift the side of the socket opposite to the cable. It's really tiny! Afterwards insert the new cable and push gently on the part lifted up before.

    Skyynet - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Hi. What is the purpose of the 5 black rubber pads that are shipped with the cable kit?

    coffeenow - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Step 13 has the note: "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." - This would be if the drive width had a gap and allowed it to move "sideways" in and out of the torx post holes. I didn't need them.

    prall -

    You can get the cable with or without the bracket and IR sensor assembly. Opt for with the bracket, makes it much easier.

    ** Note to iFixit, the install of the new cable would be much easier if the cable was pre folded where it bends up from the bottom where the two 3mm screw holes are. Thanks.

    Damian Holland - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  14. Tu parte de remplazo puede o no venir con el retenedor (sensor) frontal. Si no, necesitaras transferirlo a tu nuevo cable. Usa la punta de un spudger para levantar la "palanca" del conector ZIF (lado izquierdo en la primera foto) en el cable del disco duro. El conector sale, consulte la siguiente instrucción. Gentilmente tira cable amarillo del soporte del sensor fuera del conector ZIF (hacia la derecha, en la segunda foto).
    • Tu parte de remplazo puede o no venir con el retenedor (sensor) frontal. Si no, necesitaras transferirlo a tu nuevo cable.

    • Usa la punta de un spudger para levantar la "palanca" del conector ZIF (lado izquierdo en la primera foto) en el cable del disco duro. El conector sale, consulte la siguiente instrucción.

    • Gentilmente tira cable amarillo del soporte del sensor fuera del conector ZIF (hacia la derecha, en la segunda foto).

    • Usa el lado plano de un spudger para levantar el cable cable del disco duro del soporte del sensor al que esta adherido.

    • Remueve el protector del adhesivo de tu nuevo cable del disco duro, pégalo en el soporte del sensor, y conecta el cable del soporte del sensor.

    • Muchos reparadores cubren la longitud del cable mas grueso con cinta aislante en ambos lados porque puede frotar las crestas pequeñas de la carcasa de aluminio causando un corto circuito en la misma carcasa o simplemente romper la conexión.

    Very nice set of close up photos of the hard drive cable IR sensor ZIF connectory are here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/708...

    Mark Mikofski - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I would recommend using tweezers that come with the ifixit tool kit to properly insert the sensor bracket cable back into the sensor bracket. I had trouble with my computer in which the solution was that this step was not executed properly in my repair of the hard drive cable installation. I encourage everyone to make sure the bracket is fully and properly put back in the bracket otherwise the hard drive will appear to malfunction.

    chasethomas642 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Thanks for this - yes, the final little detail about getting the yellow ribbon in is tricky indeed, I feared I’d bend it too many times and end up breaking it. Also, as there is no way to know if it’s placed far enough in, a bit of guess work. But, 3 mins to re-assemble, and hit power - booted up like immediately, perfect. Cheers - Pat

    Patrick Sgro - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Great thumbs up for very hi-res photos for this section. This thing was THE hardest in this guide. If you haven’t got courage to do this, just buy the one with bracket. Even if you have - zoom into the picture. It will save the day.

    If you have hard time putting the cable back into the ZIF connector, try gently pushing the cable down against the bracket while pushing it into the connector. Simply pushing the cable into the connector doesn’t seem to work well.

    Collapsed PLUG - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I just did this step and I’m concerned I might have bent the little yellow cable or not seated it far enough into the connector. More will be revealed.

    My suggestion might be to re-insert the cable before sticking the hard drive back onto the bracket. It might provide more flexibility and a better angle at getting the sleep LED cable back in the ZIF connector.

    This is just for the sleep LED? and the IR sensor? right so if we don’t care about the LED for sleeping hard drive and never use the IR sensor then it doesn’t matter, right?

    Adam Hechler - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Good guide, great, thanks! It simply works like a charm.

    I’d extend Adam’s suggestion: insert the LED cable into the connector before glueing the connector plate onto the holder. This way you can use both hands, find the correct angle and fiddle the little thingy into place. If you do it behind a magnifying glass it’s even easier.

    Grix - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Confirmed, it’s much easier to put LED cable into ZIFF connector before gluing the last one. Spudger helps to direct cable properly.

    Valentyn -

    Thanks for this useful guide that enabled me to do this job myself. I found the last step was the trickiest one, so much so that even though I was careful I managed to break the ZIF connector as I was trying to put it back in after also having some difficulty figuring out how to disconnect it. Part of the problem was that I stuck the new cable to the base of the holder before I tried to plug the ZIFF connector back in and did not manage at first attempt to get it close enough to the white housing to be easily within reach of the ZIFF connector that I think is why it broke when I tried to put it back in. It was not a nice surprise but fortunately when I completed the reassembly the hard disk started working again with no problems that was my reason for changing the cable, so losing an LED light and some sleep (pun intended) was worthwhile.

    hundredmeterskoven - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I got the Prohibitory symbol for the 2nd time. This time re-installing the OS did not work and I tried everything. Researched around the net and it was suggested to replace the hard drive cable and it worked even though the cable looked good, but there is a small chip and board on the cable. Maybe something shorting out…the chip?…the board?…etc. Top notch company and service, instructions are clear and easy to follow. Thank you I Fix It!!!.

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Quick and easy fix a repair shop would have charged a small fortune for. The only thing I'd add is if your replacement has built in glue like mine did be careful installing it as it will stick anywhere and everywhere!

David Talbot - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

We upgraded our hdd to an ssd and in the process must have damaged the sata cable. Macbook worked for a month before we got the flashing ? folder of death. Investigating we noticed the cable was partly ripped. This guide was perfect for replacing the cable, and now the macbook is working fine again! Brilliant! Just be careful to anyone replacing the hdd, the sata cable can tear easily.

lachlan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I've replaced my hard drive cable twice now. The problem seems to be that the underside of the aluminum unibody has small ridges on it (you can see them, but they are small. The cable rubbed back and forth on these ridges, and you could see where the cable had shorted where it had worn away. It doesn't take much.

I found a youtube fix which involved only laying a piece of electrical tape along the underside of the cable (underneath the drive), and another piece along the body itself. A couple minutes and few cents worth of electrical tape later and all was working fine.

Jim Good - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I think i might have damaged the yellow ribbon that needs to be reinserted into the new sata cable because i recently installed one and had it fail 2 weeks later and just got a new one that isn't loading up the sign-in menu but at least begins to read the hard drive instead of going straight to the ' ? ' folder. However, it will just continue to read the hard drive and stay at the loading screen with the apple icon and a spinning gray loading wheel below it without any progress. Any thoughts? I was thinking the yellow cable could have somehow been damaged. Does anyone know the name of the part with the yellow ribbon? It is connected to the bracket that sits below the hard drive.

Mike - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Guide is easy to follow, successfully replaced the sata cable.

Unfortunately my Mac does not recognise the battery anymore now. Does anybody have an idea what went wrong? Or even better: how to fix it?

I unsuccessfully tried a PRAM as well as an SMC reset.

Florian - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Thank you for this. Bought the cable from you guys and got it running in 10 minutes!

Heydar Adel - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I placed my macbook inside the microwave to rebind the components and both are broken

Miguel Negron - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Two days ago MBP would not turn on at all, instead an error message (folder with blinking question mark) popped up on start-up. I stumbled onto this site on a search to buy a new cable, and I was surprised that ifixit also provide comprehensive step-by-step process! Since I know nothing about computers, I was super psyched and allowed me to purchase from the site without hesitation. I changed my cable and now my laptop turns on without a problem. ALSO- I went by Apple Store today on a whim to ask about fixing the hard drive cables- the guy said that it would costs approximately $130 with 3~5 days waiting period. :) This site is amazing!

Andie Lee - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

This is the second time I've needed a replacement hard drive cable on my 2011 MacBook Pro, and it's been about the same amount of time since the previous one as that was after I bought the computer. Last time, though, I had to take it to an Apple store and have them do it; this time, I did it myself. Thanks!

ohinds8 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

It worked for me! Many thanks!

Malgorzata Szoc - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My macbook pro wouldn't boot one day, out of the blue.

After exhausting PRAM SMC resets, (attempted) booting into recovery, etc, this finally did the trick!

Removal wasn't too bad but it should be noted that you do have to remove the screws from the bracket that hold the IR sensor out and install on the new cable assembly.

Other than that, it was a piece of cake!

Thanks iFixit!

thebeez85 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Just replaced my cable for the second time. Next time I’m buying it with the bracket, it’s only $5 more. And I buy everything I can from ifixit in order to support the site. Too much info here to not support it.

stevencbaldwin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Thank you so much. This worked great.

Rob Coenen - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Thanks much for the instructions and support! My repair went like a breeze…..10-15 minutes and my 2011 MBP back alive!

Manoj Narayanan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Hello,

I want to upgrade my MBP 13” early 2011 to a mid 2012 by replacing the Logic board. Do I need to replace the SSD cable too, and if yes why?

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