Kernel Panic on MBP late 2011 Yosemite SSD
Hi! I have have some weird activity with Kernel panics.
It started when I came home from a cafe that has internet access, my SSD crashed into a kernel panic. I've tried almost everything!
- Safe mode would not boot, when i held alt key it worked but would not boot to drive just kept panicking and switching itself on and off constantly with the short message.
- I zapped PRAM, that was no good,
- Disk utility did not recognize my drive in recovery mode. However, I got my external drive out and it booted from there with no problems,
- I wiped the drives partition out it had, and did a fresh install using carbon copy cloner. Disk was back to normal and was running great again.
3 days later... I had to go back to same cafe to meet a friend and I was on my MacBook doing some work, when i got home same thing again! With all the warnings each time I did get in saying your computer closed down due to unexpected ... etc
Anyway, I took the drive out this time and did a repair through Disk Utility in external drive case when I put drive back in it was fine all weekend,
Had to go back to that Cafe again a few days later, but this time it didn't boot up inside the Cafe at all, I just panicked it would mess up still again.
Now I can't see my Disk or Erase it, but the system boots OK from external case.
I thought it might be my HDD SATA cable as I had something similar happen in the past and it has been flashing at the top now and again. The beach ball of dread has been doing the rounds big time.
I bought a HDD SATA Cable today, I haven't got it yet waiting on the post and if it's not that you can't go wrong having a spare one of these.
I am running it off external drive now, but there is no way it will boot normally.
Anybody got any idea what might be happening and what to do?
I was thinking was it my SSD at first I have had it a year and isn't totally full, but is working OK in optical drive caddy, so I'm not sure, when I verify and repair it finds no problems at all.
Did I pick something up in that cafe I'm wondering? If so I don't know what to do really,
As I can't wipe the drive now for some reason. I do have a Mac mini, but i don't want to give it the Flu, so to speak.
If i did a target mode thing, I've not done it for a while. Anyway any tips be great, if cable is the problem I will update this message.
Thanks in advance!
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