Weird problem on MBPr 13" early 2013

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  1. GeCeLeR macrumors newbie

    GeCeLeR

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    Hello MacRumors,

    Ive gotten a weird problem, I've run the diagnostics with the computer and it gives me a failcode

    4HDD/11/40000000: SATA(0,0)

    But im not sure if that might be the problem.

    Ive replaced the screen recently, so that should not be the problem.

    See the youtube video, to see what i mean.



    Im considering, if it really should be the hard drive that is the problem or might it be GPU?

    Geceler
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    The flash storage (SSD) may be failing, or maybe it is a bogus error code that you can choose to ignore.
    The error code that you posted is one that would be generated by a hard drive error.
    (Your Early 2013 rMBPro doesn't have a hard drive (HDD).

    Are you only getting an error code when you run your diagnostics - or are you actually having a problem with your MBPro?
     
  3. GeCeLeR thread starter macrumors newbie

    GeCeLeR

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    The problem is the screen is flickering as you can see on the video, the light goes and comes instantly.

    Hardware Diagnostics came with the error code mentioned

    4HDD/11/40000000: SATA(0,0)

    Do you think that, replacing SSD or the Cable will fix the video issues?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    hmm…
    A bad internal video cable might give random flashing, and that may be position sensitive. But yours is unusual, as it seems to be 2 seconds dim, then 2 seconds bright, repeating in fairly even intervals. That suggests to me that is might be a temperature issue, or that the backlight is failing.
    That may mean that the screen will need to be replaced, or that the logic board may be failing.
    If you have a local Apple store, or an authorized service provider, you should take it there. They can run what they call a Clamshell test utility, which will check the integrity of the video signal, and might quickly pin down a hardware issue.
     
  5. GeCeLeR thread starter macrumors newbie

    GeCeLeR

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    I will try to talk with Apple, since they have this issue with their 15" retina models from 2013 (which has a replacement program) - and hear if they are aware of this issues.

    Thanks for the help DeltaMac :)
     

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