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Old Oct 4, 2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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Question Replace internal ribbon cable?

I accidentally tore the ribbon cable going to the sleep light on the front of my MBP while changing out the hard drive. The ribbon runs across the hard drive and is very fragile.

Where can I purchase this cable in order to replace it?
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Old Oct 4, 2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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I accidentally tore the ribbon cable going to the sleep light on the front of my MBP while changing out the hard drive. The ribbon runs across the hard drive and is very fragile.

Where can I purchase this cable in order to replace it?
ifixit among other places, it runs 30-50 USD. Ebay is also a possibility.

http://www.ifixit.com/Products/MacBo...z-Cables/80/65
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Old Oct 4, 2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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I have a spare.. Pm me.
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Old Dec 15, 2007, 01:29 AM   #4
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torn cable attachment

Hi - I just replaced my hard drive and tore the ribbon cable attachment piece, right where it attaches to the logic board. I used the ifixit guide to perform my HDD replacement, but have since learned it is unnecessary to remove this piece during the process. Anyone else experience that? Think it is repairable? I looked and some of the pins are attached to the cable, and some are still stuck on the logic board. I am bummed.
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Old Dec 15, 2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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Hi - I just replaced my hard drive and tore the ribbon cable attachment piece, right where it attaches to the logic board. I used the ifixit guide to perform my HDD replacement, but have since learned it is unnecessary to remove this piece during the process. Anyone else experience that? Think it is repairable? I looked and some of the pins are attached to the cable, and some are still stuck on the logic board. I am bummed.
Did the same thing but had to purchase a new ribbon from iFixit.com.

39.95 + shipping

Cable
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Old Dec 16, 2007, 06:28 PM   #6
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but ifixit's directions were wrong!!

I am going to have to buy the ribbon cable, but not from ifixit. no one else's directions said to remove the cable from the main board. it was totally unncessary to do so, so I guess I'm a little annoyed with them for that. if I followed anyone else's directions, I wouldn't have removed the attachment - note: no one else said to remove the cable.
thanks for the information regardless.
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Old Feb 16, 2009, 04:01 PM   #7
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I am going to have to buy the ribbon cable, but not from ifixit. no one else's directions said to remove the cable from the main board. it was totally unncessary to do so, so I guess I'm a little annoyed with them for that. if I followed anyone else's directions, I wouldn't have removed the attachment - note: no one else said to remove the cable.
thanks for the information regardless.
Hey powderturns, can you let us know where you bought the ribbon cable from?
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Old Mar 23, 2009, 08:27 AM   #8
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same problem

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Hi - I just replaced my hard drive and tore the ribbon cable attachment piece, right where it attaches to the logic board. I used the ifixit guide to perform my HDD replacement, but have since learned it is unnecessary to remove this piece during the process. Anyone else experience that? Think it is repairable? I looked and some of the pins are attached to the cable, and some are still stuck on the logic board. I am bummed.
Just ran into the same problem on Saturday. I guess I have to hand it to ifixit for finding a way to sell ribbon cables for $40 a crack.

Didn't need to remove this connection or the connection to the keyboard....both woud have been better off remaining attached.
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