Name: Apple Service Diagnostics
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit Intel
RAM minimum: 4 GB
Video RAM: not needed
About Apple Service Diagnostic 3S130
Apple Service Diagnostic (ASD) is distributed to Apple Service Providers. The Apple Service Diagnostic application is designed to run both EFI and
Mac OS X tests from an external USB hard drive. Apple Service Diagnostic (EFI) runs low-level tests of the hardware directly and does not require
Mac OS X, while Apple Service Diagnostic (OS) uses Mac OS X to run tests.
Apple Service Diagnostic is no longer delivered as an image to be restored onto a DVD. ASD 3S117 and newer versions requires the image be installed
onto an external USB hard drive. For more information, please refer to the document "Installing ASD on a USB hard drive".
Installing Apple Service Diagnostic on a USB hard drive
Please refer to the document "Installing ASD on a USB hard drive" included with this release.
Booting and using the Apple Service Diagnostic application
Before using Apple Service Diagnostic, disconnect any Ethernet network, USB, and audio cables.
With the USB hard drive containing ASD OS 3S130 and ASD EFI 3S130 plugged into a USB port, restart the computer and hold down the option key
as the computer boots up into the Startup Manager. To run ASD (EFI) select the "ASD EFI 3S130" drive icon and press return or select it with a
mouse click. To run ASD (OS) select the "ASD OS 3S130" drive icon and press return or select it with a mouse click. ASD (EFI) will load in 20-30
seconds; ASD (OS) will
Supports the following machines.
MacBook Air (Late 2008)
MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
iMac (20-inch, Early 2009)
iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)
Mac Mini (Early 2009)
Mac Pro (Early 2009)