MacBook Pro Hard Drive failure

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SundayCyclist, May 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    18 months ago I purchased a mac book pro 17". Since then I have had four hard drive failures, two keyboard failures and the catch failed as well. The fourth hard drive failure occurred this morning within three days of the last repair. Is this an inherent problem with the MACBOOK PRO? Should Apple replace the machine? Would welcome any advice?
     
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    designgeek

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    That's nuts. Were the hard drives OEM? And do you know what caused the keyboard to fail? I've not heard of anything like this.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    :eek: Thats frikkin ridiculous!! I would demand a new machine!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry not up on technical details - what's OEM - the keys just detached - first time it was the E key which is the one that gets all the use but the second time it was the tab key and the F key - I am a journo so I use my mac a lot but that's why I bought the PRO
     
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    designgeek

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    Original Equipment Manufacturer=OEM. I was just wondering if you had upgraded the Hard drives or left the originals in. There's a conflict with some after market drives that have drop sensors built in. They conflict with the one built in to the laptop causing failure.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes all of the new hard drives have been fitted by Apple or an apple approved repair centre
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    which doesn't mean jack. you may get some more extra toys and a better screen - doesn't mean all parts are better then other models, in this case the hard drive, keyboard.

    you can talk to the manager and show her/him your repair history but getting a new mac ain't going to improve the chances of drive failure. you want nearly bulletproof hdd, go get a SSD drive.
     

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