Mid 2012 MBP stopped detecting internal SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tjbish, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. tjbish macrumors newbie

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    I installed a Samsung ev0 840 SSD into my 2012 MBP about 3 years ago and it worked like a champ until a few days ago. A few days ago, I had to restore a back onto my other HDD because my MBP stopped detecting my SSD.

    After restoring, it detected my SSD after a reboot for about 30 minutes before it ejected. It did this for the first three reboots, but now I am unable to get my MBP to recognize the SSD at all. It does not come up in disk utility and diagnostics did not show any errors.

    I am guessing either the SSD has failed or the SATA cable has possibly gone bad? I have opened it up and re seated the cable with no luck. Is there are any other troubleshooting steps that I could perform to determine if it is the cable or drive? I am hoping it is the cable as they would come much cheaper.

    Thanks for the support.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Nov 23, 2011
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    SATA cable is dead. Documented issue on the 13" 2012. Apple have a silent repair program for it, so pop into an Apple Store and they'll replace it free of charge.

    If you have the 15", you'll have to replace it yourself unfortunately.
     

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