My MacBook Pro Broke.

Last Update: August 08, 2019

My mid 2012 MacBookPro sleeper sensor cable broke. The cable that connects to the hard drive. My laptop won’t boot up. It doesn’t recognize my hard drive.

I ordered several parts for upgrading cost me less than 150.00.

When I opened my MacBook Pro it shows file icon with a ? that constantly flashes. I knew what the problem was immediately.

I checked YouTube and it showed me what the issue was and I went online to order the parts to upgrade my laptop (including the screwdriver kits).

I opted to do it myself (DIY) than to take it into a shop or to Apple store because I knew it would cost me a lot of money. Second, I am home bound medically can’t go anywhere right now. Third, being here on WA taught me technology on how to build my website but also how to fix things that go wrong.

I figured it out that I can do it myself. All I need is the right parts and right tools and watch a simple YouTube video that shows the visual images on how to do it step by step. Last, I can’t afford to purchase a newer model besides everything’s is on my hard drive that I can’t access right now.

The products will take a few days to get to my home. For now, I have to contend with using my iPhone and iPad. I won’t be able to work on my site. My writing drafts are on my hard drive.

No, I did not back up my hard drive. I should have done that in the first place.

Oh well, lesson learned.

For now, I need to wait until I get that parts. Wish me luck to get them repaired myself. I am up to the challenge thanks to the lessons learned here on WA.

-Brenda












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firstlearn Premium
I wish you luck with your repairs Brenda.

Derek
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BrendaMZ Premium
Thanks, Derek. I’m sure it will be a slow challenge, the main thing to take my time with repairing my laptop.
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Linda103 Premium
Good luck Brenda.
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BrendaMZ Premium
Thanks, Linda for stopping by. I will figure it out.
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Debra22753 Premium
Good luck to you Brenda stay positive and you can get er done
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BrendaMZ Premium
Thank you, Debra. I certainly will get it done.
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KC1953 Premium
Large luck. I'm sure you can handle it. Too bad Amazon didn't have the parts and doing drone delivery in your area. lol
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BrendaMZ Premium
I ordered the parts on Amazon. I am a prime member. Yes, they do have a one day pick up but that’s downtown Portland, Oregon. They do have drone delivery already implemented but it’s for Portland area. I think. I’m east of Portland in Gresham. Right, darn they do not do drone delivery in this town. I will receive 3 parts tomorrow and 2 parts on Saturday. At least being a Prime member has its rewards. Looking forward to repairing my precious laptop.
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Joes946 Premium
Hey Brenda. Sorry to hear you are having a problem, but you are braver than I am, tackling the repairs on your computer!
Good work
Joe
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BrendaMZ Premium
Thank you, Joe. Thanks I need al, the bravery I can get.
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Joes946 Premium
You can do this. Let us know how it goes.
Joe
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BrendaMZ Premium
I sure will.
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