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Garvice    9

Greetings,

Thank you for the "most liked" content on September 4, 2012...

However...

Survival of a MacBook Pro 2011... :unsure:

Recently, my laptop began booting with a folder and question mark. Help from YouTube, my dad, and a very small tool kit... Offered me the opportunity to boot my Macintosh HD via hard drive enclosure. 

However, before I take any final steps to replace the hard drive cable....

Is there anything I should be weary about? How long can a hard drive survive in an enclosure?

Thanks again~

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sttrek341    3

You removed your internal drive, placed it into an enclosure and it then booted?

As long as you're careful, there really isn't much more to worry having it external than if it was internal or any other external drives. 

So strange that the cable decided to give out.

Wish you luck!

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MacCast    80

So what was the ultimate resolution of this? Did it end up being the cable?

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Garvice    9

Greetings,

Yes, the hard drive cable was the problem.  [I bought a replacement cable on eBay.] 

It took me some extra courage to open it up, but the hard drive is safely back in my Macbook Unibody.

[The original, expensive silver case.]

This is the video explanation and detailed fix.  [~ Note: Part 1 only...]  

 A Special Thank You goes out to:

~"Sttrek341"  & MacCast Admin "King Mac Geek" for their responses~  ^_^

 

 

 

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