No hard drive detected after reading every post in here
Macbook Pro being refurbed, everything is filthy on this unit. I bought it auction, like a lot of my refurbs. This one has me stumped and may have me reaching for solder. I did take solvent electronic cleaner and a toothbrush to the board, last night and cleaned all the contacts with alcohol. So, I’m pretty convinced it’s not a contact issue. The drive is spinning, so it’s not a power issue. Convinced it’s data not being transferred for some reason.
I’ve tried 3 cables, 3 hard drives (all known working), the masking tape trick, the insulating trick. Still no hard drive detected. Reset the NVRAM and SMC (never really sure if I’m actually doing this, no way to tell) by removing battery, holding down the power key, and by the SCOP method. Shift, Control, Option, Power with unit off and unpowered, and with unit connected to power. Still no hard drive.
I’m assuming it’s the controller on the motherboard? Or the cap? I ordered a kit to mod the superdrive into a hard drive. I just like to move these, and enjoy learning as I go.
Any suggestions you don’t see, I’m wide open to. Is there a Linux command to reset the SMC? I always wondered that?
Oh, by the way, I bought your tweezer kit, the best set I’ve ever owned!
Is this a good question?