Update* HDD Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karboN.6, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. karboN.6 macrumors regular

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    Good evening all,

    I finally figured out my issue after going to apple. My hdd tested fine so i decided to buy a sata to USB cable and a SSD enclosure.. eureka! I just force boot into the external SSD. I have ordered a new hdd ribbon and will replace it this weekend.. I was wondering if anyone could possibly confirm that it is infact my ribbon cable before I install a new one. (I figured it is since my SSD is working through the usb cable)
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, what you did is the way to test. If the same drive won't work internal but does work external, that points to a bad internal cable. Fairly common problem.
     
  3. karboN.6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, I'll keep you updated
     

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