MBP hard drive to logic board connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thisyearsgirl, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. thisyearsgirl macrumors newbie

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    So the cable that connects the hard drive to the logic board in my MacBook Pro (15" A1211 model) had the adhesive wear off and as a result, the tiny little hook broken off. Apple quoted me between $300 and $1250 (great range huh?) to fix it, in spite of that apparently useless little Apple Care warranty I paid $350 for and have never used. Sorry, kind of really annoyed right now.

    Anyway, I'm not paying that. I found a new connector for like $30. Has anyone had any luck reinstalling this part? Any tips or how-to's? Alternately, the hook is still there, and I've read forum posts about potentially soldering it back on, but there are no responses, so has anyone done that before? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Another issue is that my CD drive randomly stopped working. The guy told me something was probably just out of line, but they won't fix THAT because "there's a dent in the back of the computer." It's a tiny dent that has been there for over two years now, so...again, dumb. But I can't seem to get the screws off the optical drive to open it. Any suggestions for loosening really stuck screws?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Sounds like the "tiny little hook" is on the logic board. They'd need to replace that, which will cost more than your computer is worth. As for fixing it... well, at the moment you could hardly make the situation worse, could you?
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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