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

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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?


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

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

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