Mid 2012 MBP stopped detecting internal SSD

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

  1. tjbish macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2014
    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 G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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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