My MacBook Pro won't recognize it's internal hard disc
A few months ago my computer froze completely after getting overheated, and since then my computer hasn't been able to find my internal harddisc. However, when I checked if it was possible to salvage anything from the harddisc, it turned out that it wasn't damaged at all! So it has to be either the cable or the motherboard. This is how my motherboard looks like:
To me it seems like there is a little area where the nodes have been fried a bit (yellow color), but I'm not sure.
So the question is: Is my motherboard fried or is it just the cable that needs to be changed?
One more thing. I still use my computer with an external harddisk, and on one occasion it got really warm, but was still functioning. Then I managed to drop it on the floor. After I then restarted the computer, it suddently managed to recognize the internal harddisk.
Is this a good question?