System not found at startup
30 minutos - 1 hora
When my wifes MacBook Pro refused to find a disc to start from I suspected a crashed hard drive.
Since I never jump to conclusions without investigating first I took out the hard drive and put it in a USB dock and found the disc to be in perfect shape.
Back in the computer I noticed that the disc could be found if I juggled the SATA cable a little. But it would only work for an hour or so before it lost it's connection again.
The cable had to be the bad guy in this story.
After I got the cable from ifixit it took me about 10 minutes to replace the old one and get the computer started again.
I had to pay Swedish toll to get it here. But a total cost of $70 is better than the price of a new computer.
It was a really simple install. Just be sure to use the right screwdrivers. Anyone should be able to dot this in 10-30 minutes.