Estimated cost to repair? Mid 2011 13" MBA randomly hangs - fails AHT

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  1. SonRK, Oct 21, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014

    SonRK macrumors 6502

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    Well

    My MBA would always randomly hang throughout its life. I would google stuff and people would always seem to have the same issue. Since it had an SSD, and well it wouldn't happen THAT often, I never really cared for it and figured it was a software issue or whatever.

    Well after a little over 3 years of ownership, it's starting to occur more frequently. Maybe like once every 1.5 weeks or so. I never turn it off, so it's always going between sleep and non sleep mode. I figured that was the reason I got a laptop with great battery life, and a SSD.

    I decided to run AHT for fun, and it completely froze during an extended test. The trackpad stopped being responsive for an hour so I just hard reset it. It's in the process of running a "normal" test that would take 3 minutes or longer.

    It's been on it for an hour now, but the mouse is responding.

    "Test in progress

    Pass Number: 1
    Total Time Testing: 48 seconds"


    @_@

    I guess there is something wrong with my hardware, or perhaps all along and it's just finally starting to really fail on me.

    Do crashed results still get logged somewhere? I have never done troubleshooting on my Mac so I am confused on what to do other than to download and run Memtest and make an appointment at the Apple store


    -edit- I am running latest update of Yosemite, but I think OS shouldn't matter if it's doing the Apple Hardware Test and it fails there

    -edit2- The standard test just hanged as well

    -edit2- memtest passed many times, noooo my greatest fears. Must be logicboard related
     
  2. SonRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just got done at the Apple Store

    Well it passed all their preliminary tests, and they said they recommend sending it in to the repair center because it could be a logic board issue, for I believe $280? or about that much

    SSD test was successful, and whichever test they did prior to them passed successfully.

    I was told it's that, or a authorized Apple repair spot, but there are none near me. I would have to go out of the way to find one if I am interested.


    Decisions, decisions....
     

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