Can somebody decipher Apple Hardware Test

toke lahti

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from mbp5,5:
(tried to install crucial bx200)
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[doublepost=1461264341][/doublepost]Googled it a bit. Looks like OWC's batteries does not have same sensor than Apple's...
 

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Correct. The failure code indicates a battery thermal sensor error. The codes may not apply with non-Apple replacement parts. If you have replaced Apple's battery with a third-party battery, then that's what you have.
If your battery appears to charge and work properly, and you don't have any other indications of other problems, then I think you can choose to ignore that error, as the hardware test will not support non-Apple parts.

"tried to install Crucial BX200"
Are you having a problem of some kind with your SSD? That would probably fail the hardware test, too. And would also be a hardware test error that you can ignore. Again, non-Apple hardware is not necessarily supported with any Apple test.

You can complete the hardware test by leaving the battery out, and disconnecting your SSD.
 
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toke lahti

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Correct. The failure code indicates a battery thermal sensor error. The codes may not apply with non-Apple replacement parts. If you have replaced Apple's battery with a third-party battery, then that's what you have.
If your battery appears to charge and work properly, and you don't have any other indications of other problems, then I think you can choose to ignore that error, as the hardware test will not support non-Apple parts.

"tried to install Crucial BX200"
Are you having a problem of some kind with your SSD? That would probably fail the hardware test, too. And would also be a hardware test error that you can ignore. Again, non-Apple hardware is not necessarily supported with any Apple test.

You can complete the hardware test by leaving the battery out, and disconnecting your SSD.
I'm doing Apple hardware test to this mbp5,5 now without battery or ssd/hdd.
The install disks most likely belong to a mbp7,1.
I also have mbp5,2 (my 17"er) disks.
Can you use other model's hardware test?
 

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The hardware test will tell you very quickly that it "won't run on this hardware" - or something similar.
 

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True, but you can try anyway. There is SOME overlap, but you would need to be lucky enough to have two different Macs that both would run the same hardware test. You used to see that on the older PowerPC Macs.
 

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Well, The Hardware test reported no errors without battery and storage.
But I still suspect that sata controller or something deeper is broken, since I have tried to install 10.6 to
#1 original internal disk
#2 original hdd as external (via firewire & seagate adapter)
#3 new ssd internal
#4 new ssd external
#5 fully working other hdd internal
#6 fully working other hdd external

How hardware test could test hdd/ssd functioning if there's no storage attached?
I'll give this mbp5,5 one final try: Hardware test without battery, but WITH ssd/hdd.
 

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The Apple hardware test will test Apple hardware. Do not expect it to test anything non-Apple. SSDs in particular will usually show a failure code on most Macs, even though everything is good. You just move on, ignore failures that are related to third-party hardware. If your need to actually test that SSD, then you will need to use some other method.

Test storage (hard drive, SSD, etc) by formatting, then installing OS X, then boot your Mac from that drive. If that all works, then you likely have a good unit.

With all those different options that you tried, the best one would be to make sure you have a good drive, in a good external case. Install OS X on ANOTHER Mac to that external drive. Move that OS X boot drive to your MBPro5,5 and try to boot. It's not your SATA controller if it won't boot through USB or Firewire. If the drive won't work on ANY connection, external or internal - and you are sure it is good, then you have a problem with the MBPro logic board. It may not be worth fixing at this point, unless you can find a replacement logic board at a good price.
 

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OP wrote:
"But I still suspect that sata controller or something deeper is broken, since I have tried to install 10.6 to
#1 original internal disk
#2 original hdd as external (via firewire & seagate adapter)
#3 new ssd internal
#4 new ssd external
#5 fully working other hdd internal
#6 fully working other hdd external"


You said you "have tried to install".
Does that mean that none of the installs were successful?

If that's the case, it would point to something wrong with the installer file or the install process, and NOT with all those drives.
 

toke lahti

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Well, now I used 10.6 install cd with my 17"er and installed os to that ssd externally connected via fw.
Then booted the mbp5,5 and it went fine. Then I tried to see if it could download and install update to 10.6. -> infinite beachball. I also forgot to tell that install #6 also got to the point of welcome video (those were the days...).
Booting with 17" was fine, so I guess the install disc is okay...
 

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If I try to find replacing motherboard, does is there any info anywhere, about if the connecting parts are identical in mbp5,5, 7,1, 8,1 and 9,2?
So that I could buy motherboard from any of these models and fit it to this 5,5's chassis?