Do I have a bad hard disk?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by J the Ninja, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Last night, my MBP wouldn't boot up, it would get to the part with the grey Apple logo, then the spinning gear would just freeze. I ran the Apple Hardware Test, which didn't show any errors. I tried "Repair Disk" in Disk Utility from the restore disk, but that didn't work, so I had to resort to doing an Archive and Install. It's back up and running for now (although the whole thing locked up while I told it to "Verify Disk" while I did other things). It sounds like a bad disk to me, but since I'm still getting used to a Mac, anybody want to give me some advice?

    On the subject, has anyone whose MBP is minorly dented from a fall had any problems getting warranty service because of it?
  2. eezing macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2008
    If your still under warranty/AppleCare, I'd take it into an Apple Store and see what they say. As far as the dent, I wouldn't worry about it too much, the guys at apple seem to be pretty relaxed.

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