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

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

  1. Sengial macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2016
    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 G3


    Aug 3, 2006
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Yep a new SATA cable is probably needed they are notoriously flaky in the MBP from that vintage.
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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 G5


    Feb 20, 2009

    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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