Mac seems bricked. Internet Recovery and Recovery USB not working.
I’m hoping someone has a suggestion to help me fix my Mac which seems to be bricked.
Currently when I boot my Macbook Air 2014 it loads the prohibitory symbol and doesn’t seem to go anywhere from here.
If I try holding down CMD & R it loads Internet Recovery Mode. This is able to connect to the server and starts downloading. I’ve managed to get to the recovery screen once where I was going to try wiping the hard drive but I couldn’t see the hard drive there. It froze so I had to hold down the power button. Which I’ve had to do a lot recently, I’m wondering if this could be part of the problem.
Luckily my Dad has a new Macbook Air which I was able to use to create a recovery USB version of Mojave. I’ve tried using this by booting with CMD & option key and selecting the drive. This seems to get frozen and also won’t load.
I’m wondering if there is something else I can try?
Do I have the option of taking the SDD out and wiping it using a caddy?
Thanks for any help! Starting to lose hope now.