how to know for sure if i can swap out my optical for ssd?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jonahtron, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. jonahtron macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2011
    i have early 2008 white macbook, a caddy and an ssd all in hand, when i opened up the laptop it didnt seem as if the connection from the motherboard was was sata at all...
    (bear in mind i am one step up from noob)

    the optical drive had a cable stuck/glued to it, however one end of this cable unplugged from the motherboard easily enough, i was too scared to yank on the glued end and put it all back together...

    ive looked up loads of videos on this but the camera never shows a macbook that looks quite the same as mine inside so its a bit confusing!

    any tips appreciated
  2. jonahtron, Sep 29, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011

    jonahtron thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2011
    it looks as though i was right after all.....

    the cable/flex that goes from the m.board to the optical drive/caddy is a different arrangement than esata i think...

    heres what i pulled out....

    what should i do next?
  3. jonahtron thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2011
    occured to me afterwards i ought to have photographed the front on this flex/cable also... im sure you guys know what im on about though?

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