Early 2011 13" MBP not turning on!
Hello all, my Early 2011 13" macbook pro is no longer turning on. what happens when i turn it on is that it sounds like its about to start then i hear 1 click from the hard drive and it shuts off completely. nothing happens on screen. the macbook can still charge and battery indicator works perfectly fine. this all happens within about 10 seconds. this makes me believe the hard drive is going out. what i get from this is that the hard drive is attempting to boot, but fails to do so and thats why i hear the click and it shuts down.
After messing with the power button, disconnecting the battery from the motherboard (not unscrewing it), plugging the charger in without the battery connected, and constantly resetting the smc, doing a combination of all of this seems to get it to eventually turn on. im not sure exactly what gets it back on, but i keep repeating these things until it does. i am actually posting from my mac being turned on which took about a half hour to get on. sometimes it takes longer.like i said, i believe this may be a hard drive issue as my mac is 6 years old now, but before i upgrade to a ssd i need to make sure the hd is the actual problem. i plan to go to a apple store and have it checked, but since its not local im trying to figure out the issue before going. i havent had time to go yet and dont know when i will be able to go.
so far i have done these test/resets method and have found no solution or issue to fix.
- apple hardware test
- smc reset
- nvram reset
- verify disk in the disk utility
- s.m.a.r.t test with drivedx software
- have tried turning it on with 1 ram stick out, swapping them, both ram sticks out, etc.
now besides the click i get from the hard drive, the s.m.a.r.t test makes me believe the hard drive has an issue. the smart status says ok, but has 1 issue found. the issue is with the load cycle count. the raw value is at 2,006,484 and the normal life is 300,000 to 600,000 according to the drivedx software.
i will note that my battery status says service battery, but it seems to work fine (just dies quicker then when it was new) so i dont think this is the issue.
has anyone experienced this and am i right about it being the hard drive? i cant find any other issue to fix besides the hard drive. if that is the issue anyways. Thanks in advanced for any responses!
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