Drive Bay Caddy doesnt fit in mid-2010 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by David2144, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. David2144 macrumors member

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    So today I got my drive caddy in the mail and I was expecting the installation to go smoothly. I have a 13inch mid-2010 Macbook Pro and the drive caddy doesn't fit because of a black plastic piece against the side of the laptop's case that seems to be an antenna (has a wire connected to it). I'm unable to properly close the bottom case because the caddy doesn't fit properly.

    This is the drive caddy that I purchased:

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170675666034&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:CA:1123

    I know it says that it's for the 2011 models but my model is listed on the list of compatible models on the page.

    Am I doing something wrong or is it just the product? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    2010 and 2011 are the same so it should fit I had an OWC cadd in a 2010 15in pro, 2010 13in Pro and 2011 15in Pro. My guess is the part is wrong. Or you are missing something.
     
  3. David2144 thread starter macrumors member

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    Right Speaker

    This is the part that isn't allowing the caddy to rest properly inside the laptop:
     

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  5. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Is the optical drive you're replacing the same size as the caddy?

    I ordered the same one from Amazon and people said they needed to cut a part of the caddy off to fit it in a Macbook pro. I however, never needed to do anything because it fit right in the place of the optical drive. Just slipped right in.

    I own a 15 inch 2011 MBP.

    Looking at the photo, I don't recall that black thing being in my MBP. Weird.
     
  6. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    I just tore the black plastic off. It's connected by two plastic holders. I just pulled the entire strip out, cut off the two plastic things with a razor, then filed it flush. Fits just fine.
     
  7. wiregen macrumors member

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    That looks like the same caddy as mine. Is it protruding slightly? I have a 2011 15" MBP and my caddy looks exactly like that. But, mine sits flush like a CD-Rom Drive
     
  8. maverick34 macrumors newbie

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    This looks like the same caddy as mine. I also had to rip off the black plastic strip and then it sat correctly.

    Good luck
     
  9. David2144 thread starter macrumors member

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    Speaker

    But isn't that black plastic strip the right-side speaker?
     
  10. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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    how come that black plastic strip of yours on the MBP seems to be in the way for the CD/DVD eject slot??

    picture isn't clear.
     

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