MacBook Pro hard drive and Ethernet issues
I have a 2012 MacBook Pro i7 with an upgraded SSD and additional RAM. Shortly after upgrading to an SSD, the SSD stopped responding and the SATA cable was determined to be the issue. That was replaced with a new cable from this site a few months ago. Today, after opening the lid, pulling it out of sleep, the computer locked up. I forced a restart using the power button and was greeted with the lovely folder with a question mark. After several reboots, some successful followed by Finder locking up after login, I went into Internet Recovery and it was unable to see the hard drive. Several attempts at reloading the recovery tools yielded the same result. Is it possible for the the SATA cable to have failed again? It's brand new and the laptop is less than a year old (was purchased new from the Apple site last May).
Also, from day one, the Ethernet jack on the side has been acting weird. Sometimes it will recognize being plugged in, sometimes not. Doing a PRAM and SMC clear will usually fix it, but today, attempting Internet recovery, clearing those two did not allow an Ethernet connection. The Airport works fine and a wifi connection can/was established.
Are these two issues related? If so, is it likely the logic board? Again, this is a new MacBook Pro Early 2012 model.
Thanks for the assistance!
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