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PsyD4Me
Feb 11, 2010, 03:22 PM
original LIF SSD cable.
I am desperately in need of one to access my original hard drive. I need to access my honeymoon movies, which have been lost on my other computer.
I don't think the Runcore LIF cable will work with the original drive (pins do not fit)

Do you know of anyone who would be willing to get rid of it? I will gladly pay for it via paypal?

Thanx for your help



Scottsdale
Feb 11, 2010, 03:43 PM
That is going to be rough. Nobody would be able to use their own stock SSD without the cable. If they have a problem and need warranty servicing, probably want to reinstall stock SSD. If they want to use the stock SSD in a USB enclosure, they need the original LIF cable.

Have you looked into buying a stock LIF cable from a Chinese supplier? I used ChinaOnTrade.com for some OEM parts once. I am not sure if they have that cable but you could check. In addition, there are lots of Chinese suppliers that have Mac parts for sale. I am sure you could find one if you're willing to pay the price for it.

One last thought is eBay. Some are selling enclosures with cables. I don't know if it would work in the MBA, but it's a possibility.

Good luck.

Scottsdale
Feb 11, 2010, 03:52 PM
I found one for you on iFixIt.com.

$40 = Small price to access digital files.

http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Air-Late-2008-Mid-2009-Hard-Drive-Bracket-and-Cable/IF188-031

Good luck.

PsyD4Me
Feb 11, 2010, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the heads up Scottsdale,

that item is out of stock, do you think this would work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MACBOOK-AIR-HARD-DRIVE-FLEX-CABLE-632-0740_W0QQitemZ130356130789QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Computers_Apple_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1e59d4b3e 5

Would the cable vary if it was from a non SSD model? or would they be the same?
Do you think i could contact apple to purchase this?