Mid 2010 Macbook Pro cannot run Apple Hardware Test

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  1. Candunc, Nov 18, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012

    Candunc macrumors member

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    Hello, my computer has been acting really buggy lately, getting lag on games even at the lowest setting, booting with external monitor is buggy (Usually can spam the keyboard to get it to boot, but it will boot, ding, and go back to sleep, or the screen will go white and you have to open the clamshell to get it to log in. When connected to the monitor, the background is all weird, you see the original size for the laptop screen showing, and behind it is the correct size.

    My main problem of all of this is the Apple Hardware Test, I've lost my disk, so I've followed the instructions to internet boot it into Apple Hardware Test, but it flashes the screen a couple times and then goes into "Apple hardware test does not support this machine" with buttons to reboot and shut down.

    Is this because I've removed my optical drive to put another hdd in? I've also had a kernel panic yesterday, before my problems arose, I was watching a youtube video and it started looping, and my screen showed "Your computer was reboot because of a problem", when I logged in and backupd was the cause of the panic. I also haven't been able to backup my computer since the kernel panic, it keeps showing up as [computer].sparsebundle is already in use.

    Help?

    tldr; kernel panic relating to backupd, games lag when played, Apple hardware test won't start, modified my machine to have a second hdd in the optical bay.

    ** PAST THIS LINE IS NEW INFORMATION **
    Will not boot off of my original OS X CD, hold down d (Like it says on the CD) and nothing happens. It barely spins up the CD drive, not fast enough to show it at boot.

    Apparently it won't let me boot over usb:
    Tried off my Snow Leopard applications disk, spun up as the apple symbol came up on my screen. I guess booting off my CDs will not be a solution

    Tried from target disk mode with another mac with built in disk drive, no success.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Did you happen to upgrade your RAM recently?

    If not, Try putting the optical drive back into your computer to see if the problem goes away.
     
  3. Candunc thread starter macrumors member

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    I upgraded my RAM back in August, been working fine since. It would be a lot of work to put my optical drive back in my mac, but I guess I should try.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Try reseating your RAM first.
     
  5. Inside_line macrumors regular

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    I'm more suspicious of the aftermarket SSD. If it were my machine I'd put the original hard drive, RAM and optical drive in and try booting off a retail snow leopard disk. If this doesn't work and you can't even get to running hardware tests, you've got some sort of mobo problem.
     

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