said by rugby:
That cable is around $15 unless he's getting it via "other methods". We've seen a ton of drive/cable combinations go bad in models around the age of yours.
Looks like $50 from iFixit: »www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/Mac···F163-026
so he's charged you $75 for labor to install the cable. Not bad for about 10 minutes of work.--
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