Hard Drive Not Detected After Replacing Drive and Cable
I have a MacBook Pro here that wouldn’t boot, White Screen of Death. It would display just a white screen with no logo, and I couldn’t get to the startup manager or target disk mode. SMC and NVRAM resets appeared to work but didn’t have any effect.
Following Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death, removing the drive entirely at least allowed me to get to the startup manager, and a USB macOS installer from there. However, if I then plug the old drive back in it would go back to the frozen white screen. Furthermore, if I plug in a new drive (SSD), I can get to my macOS installer USB fine, but the drive isn’t detected in Disk Utility at all.
The original drive does not appear at all when plugged into another machine (via a USB enclosure), which is a separate issue but it means I can’t run First Aid, etc on it and try that.
The new drive not being detected led me to believe it was an issue with the hard drive cable, but after replacing that today I’m stuck with the same issue, nothing’s changed. Is there something else I can try, or am I facing some sort of logic board damage?
Is this a good question?