Help! iBook HD Dead???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacBoyX, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    MacBoyX

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    #1
    Hey All,

    HELP! I woke my iBook 900MHz back up from sleep 2nite and...the HD was clicking and the Finder locked up. Rebooted, and now i get the folder with the alternating question mark and finder Icon.

    I booted off of my Hardware Test CD and it says NO MASS STORAGE DEVICE FOUND!

    HELP? HOW HOSED AM I?

    Arghhhhh!

    MacBoyX
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    It sounds like your HD has died (that clicking noise is never good), and you'll have to take your ibook to a tech to be fixed. If it's still under warranty and the disk is dead then Apple will pay for your data to be recovered from the HD platters and you've got nothing to worry about (except maybe lost time).
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    it's possible that certain blocks of the HD went corrupt, you might invest in disk warrior or something, boot from that CD and see if you can repair the disk... otherwise it might let you reformat... if the clicking you heard was a rythmic, non-activity related pattern, it could be a dead disk.

    pnw
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    MacBoyX

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    I am pretty sure the disk is dead since it just sounds like it's trying to spin up but doesn't..kinda of a Whirr...click whirr...click over and over again argh!

    I am sure it's dead. I have to take it to the Apple store.

    The sad part is I always back my drive up to my portable FW HD but helping a friend (i think i already said this...) I formatted my FW HD to copy his system over to it...

    I am most upset my iPhoto library is gone.

    Oh well..

    thanks for replying...i'm off to the Apple store.

    MacBoyX
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I don't think this is correct. AppleCare only covers hardware, so data loss is your own problem, not theirs (even if the data was lost as a result of hardware failure).

    There is a chance your data may be recoverable, but only if you are willing to fork out some $$$.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    MacBoyX

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    Yah....

    I am not expecting my data to come back. I am chalking it up to OH WELL...

    I'll beg the boyfriend for his files (he jut told me has alot of images I lost) and what I can't find there will just be kissed up to the Hardware Gods as a sacrifice!

    Thanks!

    MacBoyX
     

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