new Apple Hardware Test on 2013 models

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  1. mayuka, Jul 9, 2013
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    mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    I just wanted to try out the good old Apple Hardware Test (AHT), but it seems that it was replaced by a new "Apple Diagnostic" mode.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5781?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    Some tests are missing, such as screen test and extended memory test. :(

    I'm wondering that nobody has noticed it so far... :confused:
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Probably because so few people actually DO the hardware test.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Thanks for the post... nice find. It would be nice if Apple publicized things like this a little better.
     
  4. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mayuka

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    Usually it's not among the first things I'll do on a new Mac. But after my newly purchased MBA suddenly went black it seemed to be a good idea.
     
  5. n1tut macrumors regular

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    Just tried to use the diagnostic start up, it goes into the screen, I select English, then the pointer freezes and I have to power off.

    2013 11"

    tut
     
  6. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mayuka

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    Try to use the cursor keys instead of the trackpad. Be sure to have a wifi network available or the thunderbolt ethenert adaptor connected. As far as I know the starter downloads the image from the internet.

    My MBA replacement is scheduled to arrive on Monday...
     
  7. n1tut macrumors regular

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    Thanks, the cursor keys made no difference, but after the fifth shut down it went into examination mode and reported no problems.

    tut
     

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