SATA cable or board issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xmakeafistx, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. xmakeafistx macrumors newbie

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    Not too long ago my MBP mid 2012 i7 crashed on me. I was running a CS volume (replaced optibay with SSD) and one of the drives had crashed. After some troubleshooting I realized both drives were functioning properly. So I became fairly certain that either the SATA port (to the stock harddrive location) was messed up, or the cable.

    What is more likely to occur on the MacBook? Would it be worth buying a new SATA cable and giving that a shot?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The cable failure issue is much more common and sure worth a try IMO.
     
  3. xmakeafistx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have any suggestions as to where to buy this cable? Is this something I can cheap out on? Thanks in advance.

    Also, I looked up the installation and it seems pretty straight forward. Does anybody have anything to say on the installation?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    https://www.ifixit.com

    I usually get parts like that from iFixit. It is as easy as it looks to swap out. I've done a couple.
     

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