OS upgrade bricked my SSD!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by akaPeach, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. akaPeach macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I have been running Mountain Lion for the last few months on a new OWC 240gb SSD (I put the original HDD in a caddy replacing my optical drive). After I got word of Pro Tools now being supported for Mavericks, I decided I'd upgrade. It downloaded off the app store fine, and it started installing. It got about a 1/4 of the way through and seemed to stall, I figured these things happen so I left it, and left it, and left it. I eventually just left it to keep going while I went to bed but in the morning, still nothing had moved. I decide to hard boot. And in doing so, as it restarted I get a grey screen with a flashing folder. Awesome. I fire it up into internet recovery and open up disk utility, and my SSD isnt even available to verify / repair. I go to reinstall Mountain Lion and I can't chose it to install on either. I did some research and it could be that I need to do a firmware update on the OWC drive. So, I opened up disk utility, and split my original HDD into two partitions so I could reinstall Mountain Lion (just so I could get up and running properly). I go into my system information to see what revision the current firmware is on the OWC drive, and I cant extend the information like I used to be able to (and like I should be able to).

    Any information or help would be much appreciated. I don't really want to buy a new SSD.

    I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, 15" 9,1.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I assume you have a back up??

    If you have a back up then remove it stick it in a usb enclosure and try to boot from there. If it works and you can use it you may have a sata cable problem.

    If not then reformat it and update the firmware using another PC and start again before migrating your info back from the back up.
     
  3. akaPeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Allllright.. Its taken a couple of days but I've just received an enclosure and plugged it in, and nothing, apart from the 33kb partition for SandForce. Really not sure where to go from here.. Im talking to OWC at the moment too so hopefully they can help.
     
  4. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    If you just bought the SSD, there should be warranty, no?
    I'd just claim warranty and get it over with, rather than waste time and keep troubleshooting with all these unknowns.
     
  5. akaPeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't buy the SSD through OWC, so Im not exactly sure what I can claim with the warranty, if anything. Ill let you know how it goes
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    The manufacturer should have warranty return info at their website. I've had replacements from at least three different companies through the years.
     
  7. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    Did u purchase the SSD from a third party? Ebay, Craigslist etc? Try contacting the seller to arrange for RMA.
     

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