Question regarding Mid 2011 Mac Book Pro HD Cable

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  1. atd_667 macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick question:

    Does anyone happen to know the model number for this specific cable?

    After some diagnostics, I realized mine is fried (and leaving me unable to boot up). My local shop wants to charge 85 for the labor of this project (which seems radically high), so I thought I would just try and do it myself.

    My only concern is that I want to make sure I’m buying the correct cable and all I’m seeing available are early or late 2011 MBP versions. Are either of these versions compatible? Or do I need something specific for mid 2011? Any insight is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    A Mid 2011 MacBook Pro doesn't exist, which is why you are only seeing Early and Late 2011.
     
  3. Audit13 macrumors 601

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  4. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    Here you go:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Late+2011+Hard+Drive+Cable+Replacement/7655

    Doesn't look too hard, just several steps. At the moment I can't recommend getting the part from iFixit though. Their $45 cable is most likely the same as the $13 options. You should be able to find one easily. Plenty of choices on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_21?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=2011+macbook+pro+hard+drive+cable&sprefix=2011+Macbook+Pro+Hard,aps,132&crid=3HXDXMCR6AGQB
     
  5. Apples555 macrumors regular

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    I'm on my third HDD cable in my 2010 13" MacBook Pro. My latest one was a $5 used one from PowerbookMedic that has been working great this past year. Can't recommend them enough, just plug in your serial number and order.
     

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