MBP Core Duo 2 HDD Cable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bfossil, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. bfossil macrumors newbie

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    Hi There!

    I recently bought a new MBP Core Duo 2 (15" 2.4ghz) the other day and proceeded to swap out the hard drive from 200gb to 320gb. Unfortunately when doing this I accidently ripped the cable from the motherboard. Essentially the clip is still in the MB but the cable has come away from the clip. I want to know whether a Core Duo HDD cable would work or do I need to buy the Core Duo 2 version? I know it seems like a stupid question but I already have a core duo cable but dont want to try it incase it mucks something up!
    Everything else in the MBP seems to work it just cant see any HDD when I try the install disks due to the cable being broke.

    Any help, much apreciated!

    Thanks,
     
  2. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Are you SURE it's broken? I just replaced the hdd in my wife's powerbook and the ribbon connector is very small where it connects to the motherboard. It snaps right off, and I could see how that might make someone think it was broken. But it just snaps right back into place, almost like snapping a button snap on a shirt.

    I've not seen the replacement process on a mbp, so I'm not sure if it is similar at all. The actual ribbon broke in two?
     
  3. bfossil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for your quick replay.

    Unfortunately the cable has actually come apart from the clip that clips on to the motherboard. I tried using the tape that was stuck on the HDD but it doesnt seem to hold anything in place, hence the need for a new cable. Just not sure which one is suitable!
     
  4. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Admittedly, I haven't taken apart a mbp, but I'm almost positive there is nothing different between the 2 cables if they're both from mbp's. They both are sata, and no new hdd features have been introduced recently.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    :eek:

    Yeah the Core and Core 2 cables should be the same...
     
  6. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    The processor type won't have anything to do with the interface from the HDD to the motherboard; these are all SATA now so any connector that looks like the one that failed will work just fine. Good luck!

    EDIT I mean all Macbook and MBP are SATA, not ALL laptops (though I think most are now...)
     
  7. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Except the MBA ;)
     

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