SSD flex cable issues
I hoping someone can help me here.
My Mac mini has a SSD fitted, it's been working great for a long time, suddenly the monitor went blue and the windows I had became disjointed and broken up by lines.
Anyway, I have since bought new flex cables 3 in fact, it seems to do the trick but very quickly the same things happen, only one of these cables is a cheap version from eBay, the others are genuine Apple. I can use the hard drive via USB cradle and is recognised by both this Mac mini and my laptop so I'm going to assume the drive is fine.
What I am wondering is can the SSD damage a cable so quickly or should I be looking at logic board or elsewhere, strangely when I boot up I get a proper Apple logo and progress bar, no question mark or anything then just a plain grey screen, no Apple logo, no progress.
Any thoughts ?
Thanks very much for getting back to me, My system is the 2.7GHz i7 mid 2011 model.
I'm running the latest OS with max RAM (16 GB). I did try the RAM before, I replaced it with the original RAM and I also replaced the hard drive to a SSD at the same time about a year ago, still no joy, the reason I keep thinking its the cable is because when I put a new one in it seems to work for a short while, once for a day and once for about ten minutes.
I no longer get the fuzzy blue screen but once it gets beyond the grey Apple Logo and progress bar, all I get is the grey background minus the Apple logo, it just stays grey so my logic says its' not the SSD as it tries to boot and will from a USB carriage in recovery mode.
It mounts easily as a second external drive on my laptop so I'm sure the SSD seems fine. I assumed RAM must be OK too. I guess if it's not the cable it could be something more serious with the logic board.
I will have time over the weekend and will check out the overheating. The fan kicked in a lot when I had a normal HD in which is one of the reasons I put an SSD in.
Is this a good question?