Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Kernel panic because of new SSD?

I have installed a new ADAT 500gb SSD in my girlfriends laptop. On start up I get kernel panics. After about 2 or three reboots I am able to log in. I have changed the flex cable (hard drive cable) twice so this is not the problem. I have emptied out the PRAM, tried smc resets, I am out of ideas. Furthermore I find the battery life is affected negatively. Could someone give me and idea of what to try next?

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Does this work fine using another drive?

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Your systems specs: MacBook Pro 13" 2.9 GHz i7 (Mid-2012)

Your SSD's specs: ADATA SP550

So from the specs your drive should work here.

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@danj Could it be caused by something corrupt in the bootloader?

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@cam2363 - Generally boot-loader issues wouldn't give you panics. A corrupted OS or app are the more likely. The cause could have been a defective drive or drive cable as the hardware level root issue given the fact the drive is spec'ed correctly for this system.

I would get a better idea on what the panic calls are, which is what @soros was aiming for.

The other direction would be just to wipe the drive down and re-install the OS and the Apps carefully to see if a given add-on or app broke things. Sometimes malware or other nasty is the cause so the rebuilding from good known sources for the OS & Apps would clean that up. I would also scan the backup drive before moving anything over from it with a good antivirus / malware / trojan / spyware cleaner(s) as needed for the OS's that are running on the system (MacOS / Windows / Linux) if you have more than one OS.

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@danj That's sort of what I meant. I was thinking the same thing with the reinstallation of the OS.

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Kernel panic of what sort? Use Verbose Mode to have a detailed startup of your Mac and post a few photos of the moment it panics.

Right upon hearing the startup chime, press and hold the Command (⌘) – V key combination for Verbose Mode

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"The other direction would be just to wipe the drive down and re-install the OS and the Apps carefully to see if a given add-on or app broke things. Sometimes malware or other nasty is the cause so the rebuilding from good known sources for the OS & Apps would clean that up. I would also scan the backup drive before moving anything over from it with a good antivirus / malware / trojan / spyware cleaner(s) as needed for the OS's that are running on the system (MacOS / Windows / Linux) if you have more than one OS."

Try also booting from external hard drive via usb

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I suspect that will help, you were faster with the answer.

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