MacBook Air cuts connection with internal hard drive
This question was asked for Macbook Pro but not for Macbook Air.
Couple days ago my computer froze totally while in use. I powered it off and on and came across that dreadful flashing folder with question mark.
After some research i tried resetting CMOS and it didn’t work. I decided to reinstall through recovery tool but the internal hard drive was not there. The computer cant recognize it.
The next day i powered it up and everything was working normally with no sign of mentioned problem. However after couple minutes the computer froze again and i went through all the same steps and came across with exactly the same issues.
I tried it couple more times and figured out (or assuming) the computer cuts connection with internal hard drive once it is heated up.
I opened it up and look for visible damage but the motherboard and hard drive socket looks just fine. I did a dust clean up. Unfortunately the hard drive is not like in macbook pro so i could suspect cable problem as mentioned in a similar thread over here.
Unfortunately i couldn’t try it out with another hard drive since Macbook Air has its own rare hard drive not available easily.
On the other hand, i just installed MacOSX on an external hard drive and it seems to be working just fine without any freezing.
My question is that, does it sound like a motherboard issue or hard drive? I don’t want to buy a new hard drive just to understand the source of the issue.
Cette question est-elle utile ?