21.5" iMac HDD failure

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JPG54, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. JPG54 macrumors member

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    Just thought I would share...A couple of days ago my 1TB HDD failed on my late 2009 21.5" iMac. It was still allowing me to work, but was showing "Failing" in the disc utility. What called my attention to it was the much noticed noise the drive was making. This started a couple of weeks ago and was only getting worse. It sounded as though the drive was constanlty writing or docking. I was also getting quite a few "spinning beachballs" while doing no more than web surfing, email, etc....

    Anyway, it is at a local authorized and recommended Apple repair shop getting a new HDD so hopefully I will be back up and running soon.

    Fingers crossed that my Time Machine back up from the external HDD will go smooth!! :eek:
     
  2. JPG54 thread starter macrumors member

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    Back in action!

    Got her back today and I couldn't be happier. The Computer Store, the Apple recommended repair facility in my city, did a great job with super fast turn around; a day and a half! Pretty good if I say so myself.

    Got everything restored thanks to Time Machine and it could not have been easier or smoother. It is running super quiet and it is flying! :D
     
  3. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    Time Machine saves the day!

    Nice to hear everything went smoothly.
     
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