Macbook pro ssd or os issue?

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  1. xelu01 macrumors newbie

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    I got a macbook pro 2013 15 inch 512gb ssd. I tried to reformat the ssd, it froze I turned it off and then partition was greyed out. I used Ubuntu to format the drive and I could install Ubuntu on the ssd. I can't install any version of mac os x they keep freezing or the ssd disseapers after awhile or before I start installing it.
     
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried holding (⌘)-R respectively Option-(⌘)-R for internet recovery when turning the MacBook on? What happens?
     
  3. xelu01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I just booted into the Internet recovery. I seek the drive for a minute then it goes away when trying to install mountain lion.
     
  4. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Well, that is exactly what I asked. Anyways, it sounds like an issue with the SSD itself respectively the connection to the logic board. And there is nothing popping up like a question mark or exclamation point? The SSD just disappears from the search request?

    Is it possible for you to create a bootable USB stick with Mountain Lion on it? So you could at least boot the machine and then check the SSD and see what it says.
     
  5. xelu01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I booted to a bootable 10.11 and it failed to format the ssd. Nothing pops up, it just disappears after a short time. The weird thing is I can see it from a bootable Ubuntu and I installed Ubuntu on it and it worked very well.
     
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    Well, if you can install something on the SSD it is formatted. EDIT: I just realized that you mentioned in your first post that you formatted it with Ubuntu. It simply has the wrong format then.

    It has to be formatted like this:

    Mac SSD Format.jpg
     
  7. xelu01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Once I formatted with Ubuntu I then formatted it after with osx. Once I did that the ssd gets formatted sometimes and then once I try to install the os it disappears.
     
  8. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    I don't get it. Do you want to resolve this?

    Please boot to macOS from a USB stick, fire up Mac OS X Disk Utility, erase (format) the SSD with Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Choose one of the options to actually erase the data on the disk (zero out).

    Why format it with Linux in the first place? The Linux ext file system cannot be mounted by macOS on its own.

    Please follow the steps I provided and report back.
     
  9. xelu01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did what you said, still does not install os. The ssd after I format it like you said, disappears when trying to install osx.
     
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    If it a mac pro do you have another mac to try target mode install?

    I had this issue with a 2007 macbook pro and an SSD.
    target mode install fixed it.
     
  13. xelu01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a macbook pro and how do I do target disk mode.
     
  14. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    hold "T" on boot then connect to another mac via firewire.

    on the other mac install el capitan/sierra/etc and select install locatation.
    under other locations you will see the mac which in in target mode.

    Select it and install.
    Once installed turn off both machine unplug firewire and turn on the mac, now sign into your apple account etc and finish setup.
     
  15. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    Stop flopping around like a fish.
    If you have an Apple store within reasonable distance, take it to the genuis bar and show them your problem...
     
  16. xelu01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went and they replaced the ssd but they don't know what was happening.
     

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