SSD trouble starting up, intermittently. Warning of troubles?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by minvoyager, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. minvoyager macrumors member

    May 16, 2014
    This last week, on two occasions -- i.e. not consistently -- when I try to boot up my MacBook Pro with SSD, I get a whirling circle symbol below the gray Apple logo. I have to re-start several times, and then it eventually goes to the desktop.

    I assume this is telling me something could be about to go very wrong, and it's time to take action rather than wait till it really fails.

    I wonder if it's a hardware or software thing?

    Maybe time to re-install the system to get everything cleaned out? Mac is about 2 years old.

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It could also be your SATA cable going south.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

    Yep they are notoriously delicate on all the unibody MBP's with a sata connected drive.
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    This may not need to be said, but I'm going to say it anyway. Make sure you have a current backup.

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