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Internal hard drive blues...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Terrorrizor, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    So my 2ghz core2duo macbook 3.1's hard drive seems to have given out. My macbook shuts down while it's booting up so am I right about that?
    If so will a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 2.5 Inch, 8 MB Cache, 5400 RPM SATA II WD5000BEVT work with my macbook?
    And can I get the guys at the genius bar at the apple store to transfer my old hd data to my new one?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Sounds like it.
    Yes, it should.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Thank you!

    Like the title says, thank you.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    You're welcome. One thought, though, if you want to try doing this yourself. If you buy the new drive in an enclosure, and you can get your system to boot successfully, you could use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your drive to the new one, then simply swap the drives and boot up. If you can't get your system to boot, after you install the new drive and install Mac OS X, you could put the old drive in an enclosure and try to read it as an external drive. That may work well enough for you to recover your files.

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