3rd MacBook Hard drive failure in 1 month

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kurt92, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. kurt92 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    I dont think my 1 1/2 year old Macbook is holding up my usage (I do lots of video conferencing, screen sharing, and heavy usage apps for school), I have applecare but am getting tired and dont have time to keep having to get my macbook repaired. Im thinking about getting it fixed, selling it, and buying the current MacBook Pro or the Air. Do you guys think this is a good idea?
  2. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    I don't see how the hard drive failures are related to you having a Macbook whatsoever. Unless they use different hard drive models in macbooks? If that was the case, you could just buy a new hard drive yourself and pop it in.

    One hard drive that would not fail though would be the Air's SSD.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    That is unusual. AppleCare usually offers a different solution when there are a few major hardware repairs within a year.
  4. drchipinski macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2007

    I agree. I think an exchange would be in order...maybe the OP has not asked them for one yet. I know I would have.
  5. kurt92 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    I'm gonna go to genius bar later today and ask for a alternative to having it repaired again. Im not to happy with my local apple store, even though i've had the hard drive replaced twice, the same genius bar techs seem to blame the hard drive failing on me!!! I'm 16 and they automatically assume that i use limewire and blame the hard drive failures on just having limewire on my computer, totally ridiculous, in fact i've never downloaded limewire on my computers. I have no need to with itunes. Is it even possible for limewire to destroy a hard drive on a mac? Also if I was to get the Air I wouldn't be able to afford the SSD, unfortunately.
  6. Kelly™ macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2008
    As many times as you said limewire, I think you used limewire... jk

    Why would they automatically assume or even bring limewire up if they didn't find it on your computer?

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