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Hardware DIAG for MAC

Ok on a PC there are programs you can boot from a CD and run checks on hardware like Ram Motherboard, Hard Drive optical drive video card etc etc.


Well what about the mac ? i have a Mac that just keeps having problems and i wanted to do a hardware check on all the commponets and wonder what i can use i know for the PC there is tools like this but what about on MAC ? I need to boot from something that can check all hardware before it boots to MAC

I have a Mac Pro Desktop Dual I7 CPUS 32GB Ram Lion OS

Thanks in advance
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Thekiddotus
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strungCommented:
Mac Hardware test:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
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strungCommented:
Before you do that, though, open Disk Utility (found in /Applications/Utilities) and run Verify Disk to make sure your disk directory is okay.

Also, while you have Disk Utility open, make a note of the S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive and also run Repair Permissions.
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Jeff PerkinsOwnerCommented:
Not sure about the memory, but you can take the drive out and put it in a PC and run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics on it.. it's not an apple exclusive, even though they make you think it is when they charge you double for one.
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strungCommented:
There is absolutely no need to pull the drive. Mac's built in Disk Utility automatically does a S.M.A.R.T. test every time you run it.
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SoftwareMarketingCommented:
The diagnostic disk is a gray disk thats included with every mac.  Just boot it up and itll do a bunch of tests.
Alternatively you can use
http://www.micromat.com/techtoolpro
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strungCommented:
Not so, SM. That was the case with older Macs, but it has changed with newer Macs per my link to the Apple KB above.
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SoftwareMarketingCommented:
Really?  I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 2.2 i7 which had came with it.  Didn't realize they changed that.  thanks for the heads up!
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strungCommented:
It used to be on a separate disk, then they made it part of the restore disk and then on some Macs it was included in the Lion recovery partition rather than on the DVD, and now some Macs get it over the internet. See the link above.
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strungCommented:
Correction:

It used to be on a separate disk, then they made it part of the restore partition on the hard drive and then on some Macs it was included in the Lion recovery partition rather than on the DVD, and now some Macs get it over the internet. See the link above.
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ThekiddotusAuthor Commented:
did not work either but oh well 7 grand down the drain wont buy a mac again PC all the way
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