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Lost ability to recognize harddrive? Help would be appreciated.


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So, I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13.3".

A while ago, it stopped booting up. It would go to a white screen and stay there.

I tried booting into Recovery Mode, to no avail.
I attempted booting into Safe Mode, with no luck.
I gave booting into Single-User Mode a shot, but that too was futile.

I decided to go for a clean reinstall of OSX, but when I put the discs in, the list of available HDDs to install to was empty.

Thinking my HDD was dead, I went and bought a new one.

It failed to find the new drive as well.

If anyone has encountered this before, and can give me a fix, it would be appreciated. Some hardware inside the machine must have died on me if it's not recognizing that there's an HDD attached to it.

Thanks in advance.
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Open it up again and replace the SATA cable which goes from the hard drive connector to the logic board. You can find the exact replacement cable from these folks:

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