Is there Mac "burn-in" software available?
Hi! One of the frustrations with refurbishing Apple laptops is that no matter how must testing I do before shipping, I seem to have a failure rate of about 10%, i.e. the hard drive is DOA when it arrives, the latent iBook video issue suddenly rears its head, the customer tells me the laptop will not power on, etc. I double-box everything, so I know it's not related to shipping damage. I imagine using the laptop personally for a period of time would help bring out some of these issues, but I sell so many machines that it is not realistic to do this.
My question: Is there any "burn-in" software available for Mac which "kicks the tires" on a machine and determines if components are near failure? Or if not, is there any comprehensive diagnostic software available? Things like the Apple hardware test and Tech Tool are great, but they never seem to alert me of issues I wasn't already aware of.
What do you do before shipping a machine to make sure it's 100%?
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