Had just auto-updated OS X.
Running Safari. Fans went on high.
Wouldn't restart: Stuck on grey screen w/ logo and wheel turning.
Holding "D" key during restart doesn't boot Apple Hardware Test
(boots Recovery HD, Mac OS X Utilities instead).
AHT specific to machine. (I would like to run AHT.)
Can I get a bootable system disk with AHT?
Disk Utility repaired Macintosh HD disk.
Also erased disk.
Can run Macbook as target disk.
Startup disk doesn't show any bootable systems.
Restoring a Time Machine backup from an external HD disk =
erased disk okay,
shows that it writes files,
but estimates over 300 hours to finish. (~150Gig)
Apple didn't ship Installation DVDs.
Won't reload Mac OS X Lion from Apple.
says: "Downloading additional components. 2,925 hours remaining"
then after a few minutes:
"Can't download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X."
Network Utility shows Wi-Fi Link Speed: 54 Mbit/s
Internet Recovery: Command R doesn't bring it up.
(boots Recovery HD, Mac OS X Utilities).
No way to load EFI Firmware Update 2.3 onto Macbook.
If you got your MacBook Pro after July 2011, it came with Lion, so it didn't come wtih DVDs. You have to use Recovery > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
You can't start up Apple Hardware Test holding the D key while your MacBook is starting because this is only valid if you have Apple Hardware Test on the OS X DVD or the hard drive. If your Mac didn't come with DVDs, Apple Hardware Test is available in the Internet, so hold Option (Alt) and D keys while your MacBook Pro is starting to download Apple Hardware Test from Apple