SSD no longer works with MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RichardBeer, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. RichardBeer macrumors regular

    RichardBeer

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    I've just had my Macbook Pro back from repair due to boot issues. The RAM and Logic Board was replaced. However when I now swap out the stock drive for my OCZ SSD, I cannot even boot into OS X or boot from disc. The SSD is working fine as it is detected on my other PC.

    Does anyone know why this may be? I have heard that Apple have rigged the iMacs to not accept third party drives, could this be the case with the new parts they have added?

    Thanks.
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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  3. RichardBeer thread starter macrumors regular

    RichardBeer

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    The SSD is formatted to HFS+ with journaling and has OS X 10.7.1 installed on it.
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Does it boot from a USB or FW enclosure? If yes, then the new MB may have a slightly different chipset which impacts drive geometry. I can't image why since I take drives between machines all the time.

    Check the external boot first.

    Cheers,
     
  5. RichardBeer thread starter macrumors regular

    RichardBeer

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    Unfortunately I don't have the equipment to do it. However I did hook the drive up to my old PC in order to see if it was picked up by the boot menu, and it was. So the drive still works.
     

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