Apple Hardware Test not installed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Azathoth, May 29, 2010.

  1. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    Trying to figure out why my new 2010 MBP is getting kernel panics. As a Mac newbie i consulted the manual + internet. Apparently if I hold down the 'D' key whilst booting then the machine should start the AHT, but mine doesn't.

    I need to insert the Applications DVD in order for the AHT to start.

    Is there any way I can install the AHT? Was it removed when I reinstalled SL?

    I also wish that Apple added some more information to the startup screen (like most BIOS based computers) - e.g. press 'C' to boot from CD ROM, press 'D' for AHT etc, because right now there's just no feedback or information for the user :-s
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You don't install the Apple Hardware Test- it runs off the disc.
     
  3. Azathoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    According to the manual it should run directly, though the mention at the end of the procedure that if it (the procedure) doesn't work then "insert the Applications DVD... and hold down the D key". Maybe some legacy stuff in the manual?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Perhaps; it doesn't say anything like that in the online support document.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509
     

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