Internal SSDs not being recognised by MacBook Pro
I’m hoping someone can help with this. Back in March, my MBP switched itself off when I was exporting photos from Lightroom and then displayed a box with a question mark. However, a couple of weeks later when I randomly tried to boot it, it switched back on a few times but froze and turned off after a few minutes each time.
I spoke to Apple Support who said this was my SSD and I did a few tests to check if this could be solved. The drive did show up in Disk Utility and so I reset the disk, did first aid & then tried to reinstall the MacOS like I was advised to, but the Mac switched itself off when the update was nearly finished and showed the box with the question mark again and since then it’s stayed the same.
I ordered the Transcend JetDrive 850 240gb NVMe Pcle x4 SSD and replaced the current SSD with this then loaded up Internet Recovery. At first, it didn’t show in Disk Utility, but when I took it out and put it back in again, it did. I was able to format the disk to ‘Mac OS extended (journaled)' and start the process of reinstalling the MacOS. However, when the installation was nearly complete, the Mac switched itself off and then back on and showed the box with the question mark yet again.
I restarted Internet Recovery and opened up Disk Utility again and went onto Terminal where I typed in ‘diskutil list’ to show the drives but both my old and new SSD aren’t showing up in the list.
I’m not sure if I’ve missed out something or if it’s maybe the logic board that’s broken as the Mac doesn’t seem to know there’s an SSD in it? When it does recognise it it’s only for a few minutes and will crash during the MacOS installation.
Is there anything else I can do to get the SSD to work that I may have missed?
Ist dies eine gute Frage?