SSD trouble starting up, intermittently. Warning of troubles?

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

  1. minvoyager macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It could also be your SATA cable going south.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep they are notoriously delicate on all the unibody MBP's with a sata connected drive.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    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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