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MacBook Pro hardware upgrade, how can I get it to turn on?


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MacBook Pro hardware upgrade

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" of which I have upgraded the RAM to 8GB as well as the hard drive to a SSD (Patriot Ignite, approx 1TB). I used Carbon Copy to clone my hard drive and with the SSD attached via USB, it boots just fine. However, when I install into the drive bay of the computer, it will not boot. The Apple screen appears and the progress bar shows progression, and once the progress bar fills in, nothing else happens.

Research has told me that the internal SATA could be bad, so I replaced that with no issues, but the SSD still does not boot.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
Re: MacBook Pro hardware upgrade

If it were me, I'd make a genius bar appointment with the nearest Apple Store and talk to the installation techs about it.