12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2010 7:52 PM by S.U.
vea1083 Level 3 Level 3
I would like to know if an Applications Disc replacement ordered from AppleCare will include the Apple Hardware Test or AHT. A few months ago I had to reorder both my OSX install and Application disc because they were damaged out of the box. Now I know that Apple send the correct disc because the replacement disc have the same part number as the original ones, however the replacement application disc does not have the small test that says: "For Apple Hardware Test, press down the "D" key on startup." (or something like that) as the original one does. Which makes me wonder if indeed the replacement application disc sent by AppleCare really includes the Apple Hardware Test.

Tell me what you think, Does a replacement Application disc sent by Apple include the Apple Hardware Test?

Now, I must tell you that my current complementary phone support has expired and I am waiting to get AppleCare but that won't be after January 2011 (I am a college student, and I am saving money for the AppleCare extended warranty).

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

2.53GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro 15" (Mid-2010), Mac OS X (10.6.5), 500GB HDD @ 7200rpm, 4GB 1067MHz DDR3 RAM, Intel HD + Nvidia 330m with 256MB
Solved by S.U. on Dec 10, 2010 7:27 PM Solved
I recently ordered some replacement discs for a PowerBook G4. They too were just white discs that said "Replacement DVD" on them with no instructions for running the AHT. Nevertheless, the AHT was on Install Disc 1, just as it would have been on the original. It was the first thing that I ran. Your replacement disc should be exactly as the original, and would include the AHT if the original did.Hope this helps!
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    Hi the answer to your question is in this advice letter:



    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509



    Roger
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6
    I would fully suspect the AHT would be on the replacement disk.

    If you have not reformatted/repartitioned your internal drive the AHT will be available and is located on

    +1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1+ partition, of your HD.



    Simply rebooting holding the D key down on start up.

    You can verify this EFI partition by terminal with the following command, paste:


    diskutil list


    Hope this helps.
  • vea1083 Level 3 Level 3
    Unfortunately, I had to reinstall OSX a few weeks ago and the HD was zeroed out and earlier I had created a Bootcamp partition. So no luck if I want to boot the Apple AHT in the internal HD, but since you indicated that this is a EFI partition it might still be in the drive. What would happen if I hit the "D" key while booting up in OSX and the Apple AHT is not there? Will my MacBook freeze?
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    AHT is on the original OS X Install disc that came with the computer! Had you read the Apple Advice Letter I posted earlier you would have seen that.
  • vea1083 Level 3 Level 3
    rkaufmann87 wrote:
    AHT is on the original OS X Install disc that came with the computer! Had you read the Apple Advice Letter I posted earlier you would have seen that.


    I understand that, however my MacBook Pro is a 2010 one and the report says that the Apple AHT is in the Applications Disc since it was bought in a Snow Leopard era. The article clearly states that after 10.5.5 AHT will be in the original application disc that comes in your computer, and as posted above my application disc was damaged out of the box. That's why I odered a replacement application disc. However, the new application disc does not have a text that indicates that says "For Apple Hardware Test, press the "D" key on start up" as the original application disc, it just says 15" MacBook Pro Application disc. I assume that the AHT should still be in the replacement disc because it has the same part number as my original disc. Anyways, I read the whole article and it does not mention anything about AHT in AppleCare replacement disc.

    I hope this clears up some things about this post.
  • eww Level 9 Level 9
    vea1083: I think the thing to do is try to run AHT in the usual way and see what happens. I bet you'll find that your replacement disc does contain it.
  • vea1083 Level 3 Level 3
    eww wrote:
    vea1083: I think the thing to do is try to run AHT in the usual way and see what happens. I bet you'll find that your replacement disc does contain it.


    Ok, I will first run the Terminal Command just to see if AHT still in the HDD. As for the replacement disc, according to the Apple Representative, has the same contents on it.
  • vea1083 Level 3 Level 3
    leroydouglas wrote:
    I would fully suspect the AHT would be on the replacement disk.

    If you have not reformatted/repartitioned your internal drive the AHT will be available and is located on

    +1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1+ partition, of your HD.



    Simply rebooting holding the D key down on start up.

    You can verify this EFI partition by terminal with the following command, paste:


    diskutil list


    Hope this helps.


    I know it has been a while but I still haven't run the terminal command I would like to know if all terminal commands get logged when you run them? Do they remain after closing terminal or the Command terminal deletes it's prompts after quitting and shutting down my Mac?
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6
    No need to run the terminal command.

    Really for what you want to do is just reboot holding the D key down. It either works or it does not. IF not it is on one of the replacement install DVD's.

    side note:
    Terminal logs the commands and can be seen from the prompt, paste:


    history



    If it bothers you clear history, paste:


    history clear



    Message was edited by: leroydouglas
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6
    I recently ordered some replacement discs for a PowerBook G4. They too were just white discs that said "Replacement DVD" on them with no instructions for running the AHT. Nevertheless, the AHT was on Install Disc 1, just as it would have been on the original. It was the first thing that I ran.

    Your replacement disc should be exactly as the original, and would include the AHT if the original did.

    Hope this helps!
  • vea1083 Level 3 Level 3
    Thank you all for your responses, I have marked the post as solved after S.U and leroydouglas messages.

    I am grateful for your help and assistance. Happy Computing!
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6
    Thanks for the star, and happy computing to you too!