SSD disk gone missing on 2016 retina

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by VPrime, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. VPrime macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    I have a 2016 retina MacBook that was working fine last night, closed the lid and went to sleep.

    Woke up today to it not booting up. Flashes folder with question mark icon. I reset the pram it didn’t help. Went into recovery mode and the disk doesn’t show up in startup disks, or disks utility. Tried to reinstall OS and again disk doesn’t show up.

    Ran the diagnostics said everything was fine.


    So I went to the Apple store and the genius ran the same tests was also confused. Finally ran the Apple diagnostic and it showed a missing hard drive.

    Anyone ever hear of this happening? This really stinks because I can’t simply replace the drive I need to change the entire logic board which is very costly.

    Is there anything else I can try to get this to show up?
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

    drewsof07

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    SSDs fail. If you have to make it work, you could install MacOS onto a USB stick and use it as your primary boot drive. Inconvenient and slower, but you would be operational. If you can afford to replace the notebook, sell it for parts and buy something with at least removable storage (13" nTB MBP?)
     
  3. catlv macrumors member

    catlv

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    Same happened to me on my 2015 iMac. Yes, it was a SSD failure.

    It was still under Apple Care, so they replaced the SSD.
     
  4. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    Well that stinks. Computer barely lasted me 2 years :(.
    Now the question is do I get it repaired or replace it with the 13” pro non touchbar.

    Repair will cost me about 8-900 and replacement will be 2500. Hmm.

    Real shame since I didn’t even get a chance to back it up. It showed no signs of potential failure.
     
  5. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    So I took it a part disconnected the battery and then reconnected and put it back together.
    Turned it back in and Apple logo appeared with loading bar.
    Then it went to a circle with a line through it and finally flashing folder again.

    I wonder if there is hope of me retrieving data off this. I remember at the Apple store the drive briefly showed up for the genius as well.
     

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