Best/Least expensive Mac repair?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Calvin19, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Calvin19 macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro
    1.83ghz
    2gb RAM
    Leopard and Windows XP Boot Camp.




    So, I am using windows right now on my MBP, and it's hurting me. the leopard will not boot, 'blue screen of death' for a long time, after several long waits
    NOTE- I have been running Leopard for almost 3 months, I love it, no problems.{other than this one} [this is NOT BSOD from initial leopard install]

    I have been trying to re-install leopard, but it keeps telling me I cannot install on that volume, disk may be damaged. Is it for sure a broken drive? Windows partition seems to be running fine (as fine as it can, you know:( )

    SO, I am assuming i need a new drive, thats ok, this one was only 80GB. I have been needing to upgrade to 200 or 250.

    WHERE SHOULD I GO? I have dealt with microcenter a lot, but I HATE them.
    should I go to the Apple store? is it insane expensive? Best Buy?

    other problem, there is several files i NEED really bad on the leopard partition of the drive, how can I get them before a total re-build/install?

    My GF has a MB, can I connect the two without having mine booted up to retrieve the last files? I'm doubting it.

    PLEASE i need my mac for school, and I am falling behind, I do distance ed, online school.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Verify Disk off of your Leopard DVD using Disk Utility.

    Are you still under warranty?
     
  3. Calvin19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't
    I can't run Leopard, or anything Apple on this computer.

    I tried that before it stopped working entirely, it said the disk was fine. twice. then stopped booting leopard.

    not under warranty.
    wish i was.
     
  4. heppy macrumors member

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  5. Calvin19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the external hard drive mode kinda worked, I really think the drive is toast now. half files were unreadable, oh well. I have an appointment with Apple Genius tommorow.

    thanks for the help!
     

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