MBP sata connector query

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr Fish, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Mr Fish macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009
    Hi all

    Hoping someone can help me. I've been a bit of a muppet today. ;-(

    I bought a new Seagate sata hard drive to upgrade my Macbook Pro 15" late 2007 model. I dually opened up the laptop this morning to swap them. Everything was going well until as I was disconnecting the drive from the sata connector, I managed to slightly rip the copper (?) connection that goes from the sata connector to the motherboard.

    I feel pretty stupid and annoyed with myself, but now I need to find a replacement.

    My question is, is this whole connection a standard? There are no apple stores here (Ireland). I don't know what the cable is called exactly, though it has MYLAR printed on it. I feel inclined to believe that this is not a standard part, universal, and something I'll have to get from Apple ... but I hope I'm wrong. :rolleyes:

    Anyone know?

    Thanks a million.


    God I'm stupid.
  2. Mr Fish thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009

    I'll just tie this post up - yes indeed this is a very specific Apple part, and apparently not something I could even cannibalize an old iBook for. Found the part number eventually after trawling google for a while and then found a variety of American sights offering to charge me between $36 inc postage to $90 inc postage to help me out.

    So I'm sorted, at least once it arrives. I've learned a good lesson.

    I've also posted on Macrumors for the first time after reading for a couple of years and have immediately exposed myself as a twit.

    And you don't want _me_ exposing myself.


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