M4 512GB Not Recognised by MacBook Pro 8.1

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Kilobyte Kid

M4 512GB Not Recognised by MacBook Pro 8.1

I installed the M4 SSD 512GB, inserted the OS X 10.6.3 Install DVD, press the Options/Alt key, the arrow shows up, and after clicking it the disk spins again but the system starts to beep 3 times in repeated cycle with Apple gray present and no other message.

 

M4 only works through some USB interface.

 

The MacBook is:

Intel i7 2.7GHz, 8GB RAM

MacBookPro8,1

MBP81.0047.B27 (EFI 2.7)

 


I did update the M4 to the latest Firmware 040H. MacBook Pro EFI is the latest as well (I tried the older EFI but no luck).

 

Any ideas or solutions? Or am I out of luck with this SSD?

 

2 Replies
Kilobyte Kid

Re: M4 512GB Not Recognised by MacBook Pro 8.1

I solved the problem. System now runs good.

 

The trick is to get the system updated, and restoring using the Time machine.

QRA
Bit Baby

Re: M4 512GB Not Recognised by MacBook Pro 8.1

Tony - does this mean that you didn't use crucial s/w to copy mac HD to SSD?

 

Cheers Q