A couple days ago my MacBook, an early 2016, 12-inch, Retina model had a hard freeze, rainbow wheel and screen frozen.
After a forced restart holding down the power button I was able to get to the login screen but my password would not work.
After additional restarts I was greeted with the
Flashing ? Folder icon for no startup disk.
I tried it number of times, making sure I was not doing caps lock or anything of that nature. I was eventually able to get it running by installing macOS Mojave to an external drive however…
The internal hard drive does now show up in anything:
System Information App > Storage,
Recovery Mode / Only Recovery Mode etc.
The HDD on these models is soldered to the board so I cannot remove it for further testing.
Does this mean that my SSD is totally done for? Are there any other ways I can access it and test it?
Below is my output from
diskutil and some screen shots from
EDIT: The 319GB Drive is my external WD Hard Drive I am booted from, the CD sized drive is one of those built in partition on an external drive where the recovery software they bundle is stored.
The Internal Drive is not showing up at all and should be 512 MB.
Find below the
system_profiler terminal output:
users-MacBook:~ user$ system_profiler SPStorageDataType Storage: WD SmartWare: Available: Zero KB Capacity: 160.6 MB (160,604,160 bytes) Mount Point: /Volumes/WD SmartWare File System: HFS+ Writable: No Ignore Ownership: Yes BSD Name: disk1s0s2 Volume UUID: CF13F5E3-21B4-391A-8E7A-61487FE0364D Physical Drive: Device Name: Virtual CD 070A Media Name: WD Virtual CD 070A Media Protocol: USB Internal: No Partition Map Type: Unknown Untitled: Available: 263.79 GB (263,788,789,760 bytes) Capacity: 319.16 GB (319,160,279,040 bytes) Mount Point: / File System: APFS Writable: Yes Ignore Ownership: No BSD Name: disk2s1 Volume UUID: E37C64A0-D133-4FAF-9942-22DF646B6E92 Physical Drive: Device Name: My Passport 070A Media Name: AppleAPFSMedia Protocol: USB Internal: No Partition Map Type: Unknown
/dev/disk0 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *319.4 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk2 319.2 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: CD_partition_scheme *804.4 MB disk1 1: Apple_partition_scheme 700.4 MB disk1s0 2: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk1s0s1 3: Apple_HFS WD SmartWare 160.6 MB disk1s0s2 /dev/disk2 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +319.2 GB disk2 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Untitled 44.9 GB disk2s1 2: APFS Volume Preboot 44.7 MB disk2s2 3: APFS Volume Recovery 510.4 MB disk2s3 4: APFS Volume VM 4.3 GB disk2s4