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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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MacBook pro hardware woes. any ideas?

Hello,

I have a 2.16 core 2 duo macbook pro. Its about 14-16 months old (so its out of warranty). The hard drive recently failed, (would not mount or be recognized by disk utility at all) so it was sent in for data recovery.

Ordered a new hard drive, and replaced it. However it's not recognized by the machine.
The drive will not show under disk utility at all (when booting from the Leopard DVD).
If the new drive is put into different macbook it is recognized.

What else might it be? Hard drive controller?
Any thoughts?

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Nick
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:16 PM   #2
 
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I think you're right - that's probably why your old drive died.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Perhaps your original hard drive was never defective to begin with - was it verified? The SATA flex cable or MLB controller (logic board) is most likely defective.
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Perhaps your original hard drive was never defective to begin with - was it verified? The SATA flex cable or MLB controller (logic board) is most likely defective.
Anyone know how much a new logic board costs? Guessing that is pretty much worst case scenario. Right now I can run and boot the machine from a external drive, so the machine is still usable in the mean time. I will also probably try the ribbon cable first, but how does a ribbon cable break inside a machine?

I will find out from the recovery center about the HD. If the logic board did go depending on what failed, perhaps it took out the HD. The machine was in use at the time of crash.

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Old Jan 6th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #5
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Have you tried a simple reset? (remove battery & ac, hold power for 5-10secs).
if your bluetooth is working than most likely its not the cable, but you never know.
if the hdd was bad your mac would tend to hang for a long time during booting. it could be a power chip on the board.
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