11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2012 11:03 AM by CMCSK Branched to a new discussion.
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I don't have the original install discs for my MBP 15 inch mid 2009 model. (10.8.2)


I want to run hardware test.


I tried booting from my iMac install disc that has hardware test (holding down the D key; and option D, and fn + f2) but no test appears.


Any suggestions?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by CMCSK on Dec 16, 2012 2:59 PM Solved

The Intel-based Apple Hardware Test can be obtained from Apple's Customer Support - US (800) 767-2775 for a nominal fee. You'll need to have the model and serial number of your Mac available.


If you're not in the US, you may need to go through the regional Apple Store that serves your location to find the contact number - http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/intlstoreroutingpage.html













Reply by sanjampet on Dec 16, 2012 1:59 PM Helpful

Try powering up holding the D key, be patient as this boot takes a few minutes, when the AHT icon comes up (looks like a chip) follow the prompts, click the extended test which will take a while. You might have to do a command R start, and run utilities.




Reply by John Galt on Dec 16, 2012 1:58 PM Helpful

You need the original discs that shipped with your MBP.


Versions of Apple Hardware Test designed for other Macs, such as your iMac, will not work.


Contact Apple to purchase a set of replacement discs for your MBP. There is no substitute for them.


You may attempt to load an Internet version of Apple Hardware Test by holding option d as you boot your Mac. Not all Macs support this method:


Computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery


Some computers that are upgraded can't use the Internet version of Apple Hardware Test:



If you are experiencing this issue, Apple Hardware Test is available on the media that came with your computer. See Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test for more information.

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