Macbook failure

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:01
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I’ve had my Macbook Pro fail on me recently during a CPU and disk intensive work, spinning up the fan and heating up, it hang. After turning it off and on, it wouldn’t see my hard drive. I’ve booted from USB only to find it heating up and spinning fan again after some time, and also when the screen went black from inactivity it didn’t show me password prompt!

I figured, it could be SATA cable or logic board failure, leaning towards logic board, because, after all, it failed to work when I booted off USB. However, the repair shop told me it was the SATA cable failure, and after removing the cable I’m now working on the laptop just fine.

So, in such a case, it probably is feasible to bet and buy a new cable (the cheapest I found was at http://www.powerbookmedic.com/) and not pay for diagnostics (cost me $80 NZD).
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