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How Can I Run Apple Hardware Test?

48704 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2013 12:11 PM by TOAO RSS
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,105 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to tricksters)

    it doesn't have AHT on it

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    /System/Library/CoreServices/ doesn't have a ".diagnostics" folder in it.

     

    Those two are not the same. Apple Hardware Test has traditionally been on the disc but OUTSIDE the "normal" File System. It has traditionally loaded with a very primitive loader that has nothing to do with Mac OS X.

     

    The convention of also listing it in /System/Library/CoreServices/.diagnostics is fairly new, and is not a good way to tell whether the diagnostic is actually on the disc.

     

    counterexample: I have a MacBook Replacement OEM disc that contains 10.6.7. It has:

     

    disk3s1       31KB    Apple-partition_map

    disk3s2 637.8MB     Apple_Driver_ATAPI  ** that is HUGE!  regular EFI_Boot is 209.7MB

    Mac OS X Install DVD  7.9GB Mountable System/Installer

     

    It claims to have AHT on it as well.

     

    there is no /System/Library/CoreServices/.diagnostics on that DVD

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • yashrgupta Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to tricksters)

    I have a 2006 macbook pro Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHZ and I have also run into this issue. I wouldn't even care if there was some third party way to run diagnostics on my hardware.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,105 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:50 PM (in response to yashrgupta)

    2006 models shipped with diagnostics on the original DVD.

     

    Where is your original DVD?

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • Potroast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to tricksters)

    I'm facing the same problem, where did you find the Apple Service Diagnostics online?

  • TOAO Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to tricksters)

    Call Apple and request part # SRF 2Z691-6593. (you will need your MP serial number)

     

    It is "named" (DVD Mac Pro Applications Install Non E.S).

     

    Insert the DVD, restart holding the "d" key.

     

    You will launch AHT version 3A153.

    Follow the instructions.

  • TOAO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2013 12:11 PM (in response to tricksters)

    For what it's worth.

     

    Apple part number SRF 2Z691-6550 ALSO contains AHT 3A153 for the Mac Pro 2009.

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