Can only boot from external drive: Internal disk not recognized
Recently replaced the SATA cable in my Macbook following a crash and it ran better than new for several months. Updated to Mavericks two weeks ago and it crashed again:
- Could not boot to recovery mode (prohibitory sign)
- Could not boot to safe mode
- Reset PRAM and SMC
- Used friend's computer to install Mavericks on external drive. Using external dock, I can now boot from the external drive.
- Can verify and repair internal drive (very slow) but cannot boot from it.
I read the "internal hard drive disk not recognized thread" and believe a lot of it does not apply to me because I used the SATA cable from ifixit successfully for several months. Anything else to try before replacing the SATA cable again?
Is this a good question?