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How to test Mac motherboard

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May 6, 2012 9:02 AM

What is the best was to diagnose possible motherboard faults on a Mac?

 

I'm having various problems which appear to be hardware related (i.e. re-formatting, re-loading OSX, etc don't seem to fix them and the problems appear at different times running different processes) so want to check the motherboard out.

 

Typical problems are a USB hard drive suddening going off-line, the DVD burner suddenly resetting itself for no reason, screen not redrawing properly etc. and all these only happen occasionally.

 

The only test I can find is a RAM test (various programs allow this including Tech Tool Pro 6) but is there a way to test other components?

 

Such as the processor itself, USB connections, etc.

 

Thanks!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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