7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2009 2:47 PM by S.U.
hascal Level 1 (0 points)
I want to run a hardware test on my MacBook Pro but I have lost the startup disk.

Is the Apple Hardware Test downloadable through Apple or any where else?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Intel Duo
  • S.U. Level 6 (8,360 points)
    There are some hardware test images available for download, but I think just for older Macs:

    http://www.info.apple.com/support/aht.html

    However, if you had 3 year Applecare, you can download Tech Tool Deluxe:

    https://support.apple.com/techtooldeluxe/main?id=dl

    Good luck!
  • sig Level 8 (35,785 points)
    I would seriously consider getting a replacement disk from Apple.
  • iVmichael Level 6 (13,725 points)
    I was told that Leopard installs the Hardware tests on your main drive - try Booting up while holding down 'd'

    OK forget that ... holding d or h doesn't work ...

    Ahhh Leopard erases it not installs it (more) http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24969?viewlocale=en_US
    +"Some Intel-based Macs ship with Apple Hardware Test and Mac OS X 10.4.x preinstalled on the hard drive. If an Erase and Install installation of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is performed using a retail Leopard installation disc, Apple Hardware Test will be erased and not reinstalled on these Macs."+

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  • Macbook Help Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem as the poster. My MBP gone and wont turned on and then I went to authorised apple service and after the inspection they told me that the Logic Board and Hard drive should be changed (£950). Actually I got mad because the new one would be cost couple of bucks more than that. Then i came to my home and turned on, shockingly there was no problem. I have formatted the hard drive and installed the Leopard again. After installing it, i have made a Hard Drive check from the utilities. The Result is funny "Your hard drive seems to be ok" and now it doesnt turn on again. I have bought it 15 months ago, which means it is out of warranty. I'm thinking to purchase the Apple care but i'n not sure if it covers the logic board or this kind of problem. I dont know what to do help please....
  • hascal Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the 3 year warranty and have used Tech Tool Deluxe but no dice. It seems like a good tool but I still want to use the Apple Hardware Test to be certain.

    Anyone know if I can download it somewhere?
  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)
    You cannot download the Hardware Test. For a small S&H fee you can get replacement system discs from Apple Customer Relations (800) 767-2775.
  • S.U. Level 6 (8,360 points)
    It sounds like you may actually have a different problem than a lost AHT. You seem to have an issue where your Mac will sometimes turn on and sometimes won't. This could be something like a faulty connection of the power button cable to the logic board or something like that. It sounds like a bad connection of some sort.

    I would recommend that you post a new question, as your issue won't get the attention it deserves buried in someone else's thread.

    Unfortunately, you have only 1 year to purchase 3 year Applecare, and it sounds like you are past that at 15 months. So Applecare will not be of help. But the MBP forum might be able to help you to find a solution to your problem.

    I'm not sure how much I would believe what you were told, since the Mac started up again. If it wouldn't boot up when you took it in, I could see them thinking the logic board and hard drive might need to be replaced. But if you got it home later and it did boot up with no problem, then that indicates to me that there is something else going on.

    Post a new question, and maybe we can figure out what the problem really is.

    Good luck!