you know what? be extra careful to remind to attach that micro-little piece of scotch tape to the superdrive connector… if you forget it the back cover of the mac will short circuit the Logic Board and result in a crash of the system…. Crazy but true!
Totally agree with the needle solution prying up from the side of the connector. A dentist tool is perfect!
(yes, in 2021 i’m fixing a 2009 macbook! :P)