Hardware Test without Restore DVDs?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by northy124, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. northy124 macrumors 68020

    northy124

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    Nov 18, 2007
    #1
    Hey everyone,

    I have been having issues with my MacBook as of late and I was thinking about replacing the parts that are dying (Fan, Hard Drive and Battery are all I know of so far) but I don't want to replace them to find that there are more issues :(

    So does anyone know if you can do a Hardware Test without the Restore discs?

    Northy
     
  2. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    Oct 25, 2007
    #2
    You can't run the test without the original disc, but Apple Hardware Test never finds problems anyway, so you're not missing out on too much. :(

    The battery and the hard drive are the only parts that will definitely need to be replaced as your computer ages, so I wouldn't be overly concerned about other parts.

    Keep in mind that some MacBooks have a hard drive repair extension program (which means that if the hard drive has failed, Apple will replace it for free). Batteries aren't too pricey ($90 for a new genuine Apple battery), and often times, fans just need cleaning, not replacement.

    Doesn't sound like it should be too expensive!
     

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