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Problem installing OSX

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I'm fixing a friend's Macbook Pro.


It's a MD101T/A model.


I have configured it with a 1000 GB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD from Samsung (840 series). Both drives are new and working, I have tested them on other machines to be sure.


The computer isn't working anymore, I couldn't boot so I tried reinstalling OSX. I tried both internet recovery (which makes me install 10.7 even though I have bought 10.8, and I have tried installing from a USB flash drive with 10.8.4.


Nothing seems to work, I can't get to the end of an installation.


I tried saving the error log from my last installation but it says I don't have permission, I even tried sending it via email to Apple but still no permission. Anyways I keep getting the same error " hdiutil verify failed"


I tried running a hardware test, both normal and extended. No errors at all. Any ideas on what it could be? I am having trouble mounting the disks in target disk mode too. The drives come out in read only mode and I can't mount them.


Also a couple of times while booting with C pressed, the Mac couldnt' find the two hard drives, the only drive I could boot from was the USB key.

MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)


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