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Mr Blond Qc Level 1 (0 points)

Does anybody know how to make hardware test on a Macbook pro on Mavericks?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.2 Intel core i7, 16GB Ram, 1.5 TB
  • Miska_FL Level 2 (390 points)

    All depends on your unit.

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 (0 points)

    I saw this link thanks. it does not work the D key.


    I tried option d -


    I tried command d


    I tried option command d




    is there a way to do it without the DVD?



  • Miska_FL Level 2 (390 points)

    What year MBP?

  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    Mr Blond Qc wrote:


    is there a way to do it without the DVD?


    Not if the above methods didn't work.


    You need a alternate boot method to check the hardware, especially the boot drive.



    Take your machine in to Apple and they have their own tester.

  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    Miska_FL wrote:


    What year MBP?



    He has a 2011 model Macbook Pro, if it came with Snow Leopard then he should use the 10.6 disks that came with the machine.


    Late 2011's and later came with OS X 10.7 Lion, there are no more disks and holding D at boot time should work for either actually (D does work on mine)



    One has to hold D or option D down for a LONG TIME  while booting up to load Hardware Test from Apple's servers.

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 (0 points)

    it's an MBP 17 5,2 early 2009 A1297

    2.93 GHz


    Any suggestion?

  • Miska_FL Level 2 (390 points)

    Using Apple Hardware Test on computers with OS X 10.5.5 to 10.6.7 (section from that article that applies to you).


    You need Applications Install Disk 2 that came with the unit.  If you don't have it then you have to contact Apple to see if you can obtain a replacement...  As DS suggested you can always schedule an appointment at an Apple Repail Store and have it done there, then can even perform an MRI.  Good luck.


    FYI - Your unit originally shipped with 10.5.6 (Source: MacTracker)

  • tedchicago Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a MacBook Pro 8,2 early 2011 running Mavericks. I was unable to get Apple Hardware Test to run with the "d" key held down at boot. This is because there is no Apple Hardware Test on these machines. To run AHT you must have a .diagnostics folder (containing the correct AHT files) here: /System/Library/Core Services/.diagnostics


    Here's how I was able to get AHT to work:


    1. You don't need to take any action from this page (I wrote it up below) but this is where I started: l


    there's a link on that page to go here to download many of the AHT DMGs:


    I downloaded the DMG for the 6,2 (here's the direct link to the DMG if you want). There is no AHT DMG for 8,2, but 6,2 worked fine for me:


    Open the DMG and you'll see: System/Library/Core Services/.diagnostics

    NOTE: If you can't see the .diagnostics (which is a hidden file) - any file with a dot in front of it is invisible in unix, so to see it you'll need to turn hidden files on. Here's a simple "show/hide invisibles" script I've been using forever and it has worked with Lion all the way up to Mavericks. I didn't write this simple script and I don't remember where I got it, but I've posted it up here, or you can find your own:

    open that zip and double click the script inside to show invisible files. (note: I keep this script in my ~/Library/Scripts folder). Now you can see .diagnostics in that Core Services folder in the DMG.


    Go to System/Library/Core Services/ on your MBP (again, mine is the MBP 8,2 early 2011). Drag the .diagnostics folder from the Core Services folder in the DMG into the same folder (Core Services) on your mac. AHT is now "installed" in your system.


    Reboot the Mac with "option D" held down (worked for me, maybe try just the "d" if that doesn't work) until you see the Apple Hardware Test icon in the center. The test showed my correct hardware, and I was able to successfully test my mac.


    I hope this works for you.

    last note: If you want to stop seeing invisible files just double click that script again.

  • jaimeespinosa Level 1 (5 points)

    On my mcbook pro, 13 inches, just restart and befor the graf screen press ALT + D, until 5 seconds later, it shows the web icon.


    As it could not find my wifi network (too many of them and the list has a fixed lenght, i guess), I used my iphone's shared one. That one appeared almost on top of the list.


    good look

  • RunJMC Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, I am running a late 2008 unibody mb. I just followed your instuctions above but when i held d it brought up the os x disc utility? Could you offer me some help with this please?

  • nana4design Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi tedchicago,


    I tried the steps you mentioned.


    But I sitll cannot bring up the hardware test with D / Command D / Option D.


    My macbook pro is mid 2010


    Hardware Overview:


      Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro6,2

      Processor Name:          Intel Core i7

      Processor Speed:          2.66 GHz

      Number of Processors:          1

      Total Number of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache (per Core):          256 KB

      L3 Cache:          4 MB

      Memory:          4 GB

      Processor Interconnect Speed:          4.8 GT/s

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP61.0057.B0C

      SMC Version (system):          1.58f17

      Serial Number (system):          W8020YL3AGW

      Hardware UUID:          A70823EC-3897-57A0-BD2B-0F35CF62FA3F

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:          Enabled



    Any ideas?



  • elivne Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked for me. Thanks

  • brandonmm Level 1 (10 points)

    I've an early 2011 macbook pro with mavericks. All I needed to do to get into AHT was press both OPTION and D buttons after pressing the power button. Just have to make sure you press OPTION and D buttons before the gray screen appears at startup which means, press the buttons IMMEDIATELY.

  • Westly197 Level 1 (0 points)

    "just restart and before the graf screen press ALT + D or Option + D on Apple Keyboard, until 5 seconds later, it shows the web icon."




    This worked for me on my Mid 2011 iMac with Mavericks, Thanks!

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