Hard Drive not detected and Disk utility wont load. Hard Drive tested.
MacBook Pro 13" Early 2010
I've acquired this laptop from a friend, I had intentions of upgrading the memory but can't seem to get it to work.
Here's my problem in detail:
I get the question mark folder when I turn the laptop on, I've tried to load into OS X Utilities many times and it takes me straight to internet recovery options (pic Below).
When that bar is done loading, it takes me to another loading bar that gets to the half way point and the entire computer restarts (pic Below).
Every once in a while I can get OS X Utilities to boot and use disk utility, but it hasn't happened in a few days.
Here's what I've tried:
- Replace the hard drive
- Replace the hard drive cable
- Pressing "alt" while turning on (HDD still not detected)
- Resetting "PRAM"
- Booting in Target Disk Mode
And many more ... I don't feel like listing, I have a repair background so any button combo you're thinking of I've most likely done!
I took the laptop to the genius bar and waited for them to diagnose it, the technician said he couldn't get his diagnostic software to load and that it's either the hard drive cable or the logic board. I replaced the hard drive cable so thats not it.
If you think its something besides the Logic board tell me what you think it is and why.
If you think it is the logic board tell me what specific piece and why.
Is this a good question?