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Notice: The caddy comes with 1pcs flat Standard faceplate as above picture showing, and it is not an exact match. All buyers need to remove their optical drive's faceplate to attach onto caddy for proper working. Any other accessories like Mounting Bracket or ejector latch will not included. Please take it from optical drive to re-use. (below pictures for reference only):

1. Bezel/faceplate exchange:

SATA 2nd HDD HD Hard Drive Caddy Case for 9.5mm Universal Laptop CD / DVD-ROM -6

2. Re-use mounting Bracket:

SATA 2nd HDD HD Hard Drive Caddy Case for 9.5mm Universal Laptop CD / DVD-ROM -7

 

 

 

 

E.g: Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012 Dual Hard Drive

 

There are many benefits to adding a second hard drive to your laptop such as improved speeds, greater storage space, and less heartache when installing new software. Use this guide to install one using our optical bay hard drive enclosure.

 

Image 1/1: Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

 
Step 1  Lower Case 

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    Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

     
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      Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.

       
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      Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

       
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.


Step 2 

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    Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

     
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    Remove the lower case and set it aside.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/2: For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), disconnecting the battery connector is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not disconnect the battery connector, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified.
 

 
Step 3  Battery Connector 

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    For certain repairs (e.g. hard drive), disconnecting the battery connector is not necessary but it prevents any accidental shorting of electronics on the motherboard. If you do not disconnect the battery connector, please be careful as parts of the motherboard might be electrified.

     
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    Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.

     
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    It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.


Step 4 

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    Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Disconnect the camera cable connector from its socket on the logic board.


Step 5  Optical Drive 

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    Disconnect the camera cable connector from its socket on the logic board.

     
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    Do not lift up on the cable as you disconnect it from the logic board. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth connector up from its socket on the logic board.

 


Step 6 

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    Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth connector up from its socket on the logic board.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive connector up from its socket on the logic board.

 


Step 7 

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    Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive connector up from its socket on the logic board.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/2: Remove following two screws:
 

 

 
Step 8 

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    Remove following two screws:

     
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      Take care, as these screws are unusually easy to strip. Apply firm pressure while unscrewing. Read comments on the right before proceeding.

       
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      One 8.6 mm Phillips screw

       
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      One 3.9 mm Phillips screw

       
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    Carefully rotate the AirPort/Bluetooth board housing (with AirPort/Antenna cables still attached) out of the lower case.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Remove the three 3.5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive to the upper case.

 

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Step 9 

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    Remove the three 3.5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive to the upper case.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Lift the optical drive near its connector and pull it away from the upper case to remove it from the computer.


Step 10 

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    Lift the optical drive near its connector and pull it away from the upper case to remove it from the computer.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/2: Pull the optical drive cable out of the optical drive.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11  Optical Drive Cable

 

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    Pull the optical drive cable out of the optical drive.

     
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    Be sure to pull by the edges of the connector, not by the cable itself.

     
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    Remove the two black Phillips #0 screws securing the small metal mounting bracket. Transfer this bracket to your new optical drive or hard drive enclosure.

     
 
 

 

Image 2/2: Remove the plastic spacer from the optical bay hard drive enclosure by pressing in on one of the clips on either side and lifting it up and out of the enclosure.
 

 

 
Step 12  Dual Hard Drive 

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    Remove the plastic spacer from the optical bay hard drive enclosure by pressing in on one of the clips on either side and lifting it up and out of the enclosure.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/3: Make sure that the hard drive connectors are facing down before placing it into the enclosure.
 

 
Step 13 

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    Make sure that the hard drive connectors are facing down before placing it into the enclosure.

     
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    Gently place the hard drive into the enclosure's hard drive slot.

     
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    While firmly holding the enclosure in place with one hand, use your other hand to press the hard drive into the enclosure connectors.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/2: Once the hard drive is snug, reinsert the plastic spacer while holding the hard drive against the bottom of the enclosure.
 

 
Step 14 

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    Once the hard drive is snug, reinsert the plastic spacer while holding the hard drive against the bottom of the enclosure.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/2: Use two Phillips #1 screws to secure the drive to its enclosure.
 

 

 
Step 15 

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    Use two Phillips #1 screws to secure the drive to its enclosure.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/1: Attach the optical drive bracket to the new enclosure with two Phillips #0 screws.

 
Step 16 

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    Attach the optical drive bracket to the new enclosure with two Phillips #0 screws.

     
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    Reconnect any cables you have removed from the original optical drive onto the optical bay enclosure.

     
 
 

 

Image 1/3: Don't ditch that drive! You can still use your optical drive externally with the help of our [product|IF107-120|SATA Optical Drive USB Cable].
 


Step 17 

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    Don't ditch that drive! You can still use your optical drive externally with the help of our SATA Optical Drive USB Cable.

     
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    Align the cable's SATA connector with the drive's port and plug in securely.

     
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    Plug the USB connector into your laptop and your optical drive is ready for use.

     
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