Late 2011 model, A1278 / 2.4 GHz i5 or 2.8 GHz i7 processor.

413 Questions View all

crashes and kernal panics

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro with hd cable replaced from iFixit that is still getting restarts and kernel panics. When I boot from an external drive, it seems to work much better but will still get the restarts, etc. if the laptop is jostled even a small amount.

What else could be going on here? Could the ribbon need another fix?


Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

To help diagnose the issue, disconnect the hard drive cable from the logic board, boot from your external and see if the problem persists,

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1


Makes sense. Would it be disconnection just the one hard drive ribbon connector?

See pic below. Thx!


That's the one.


Add a comment

Add your answer

Brian Delaney will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 15

All Time: 28