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Mac Specs: 2009 13" MBP with SSD

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Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
If it works in Target Disk Mode and you can see the hard drive and copy from it to the host computer, it is not a hard drive issue. As the beeps indicate, it is a RAM issue. My best guess based on the spill, would be the slots or the path from the slots have been affected rather than the RAM modules.
When I tested the MBP in Target Disk Mode, I actually meant the reverse of that, in order to test if the the MBP was in good shape I had it Host another Mac's HDD with no problems at all. The Mac mini's HDD booted fine over Target Mode on the MBP hardware.

The part I don't understand is, if it was a true RAM or Logic Board issue, why would it be faultless at hosting another Mac's HDD over firewire?
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