(ISSUE) Replacing Broken HDD with SSD - 13" Macbook Pro 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sengial, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Sengial macrumors newbie

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    Hi! This if my first post so sorry if I'm not abiding by certain guidelines. My Internal Hard Drive was making a clicking sound and was extremely slow to boot up. If I log in, it loads for a while, goes to a black screen for a while, then goes back to the logging on screen. I decided to replace it with an SSD that wasnt in use (Sandisk SSD Plus 240gb) and it didn't detect the drive. Afterwards, I installed OSX on the SSD in an external enclosure, no problem. After, I put it internally and it doesnt detect the OS. PLEASE HELP?!??!?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep a new SATA cable is probably needed they are notoriously flaky in the MBP from that vintage.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Thirded. SATA cable is faulty and is a very common issue on your model.

    It's a super quick fix. Just make sure you buy a brand-new SATA cable rather than a refurb, else the problem will reoccur.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    Go to ifixit.com to see what's involved with cable replacement.
    They also have a part number that you'll need.

    You can either order from ifixit, or perhaps check ebay.
     

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