Do I need to backup my hard drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fyremyst, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Fyremyst macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2011
    So my iMac needs it's volume repaired. I have my OSX Disk. I have a geeksquad warranty on my mac. So I've been getting Beach Balls and my mac has been freezing. Geek squad helped me diagnose the problem. Since I have the black tie protection they told me to take it to Best Buy so that they can fix it. I think I know how to do it myself, but I'm afraid of accidentally deleting my hard drive. I really don't want to take this big computer all the way to best buy. Should I just let them fix it or try it myself?
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    It's always better to let someone who is a professional in the area to handle any problems with a computer. Even if you think you know what's wrong, you could mess something up and then lose everything. If it were me, I'd back everything up & take my computer to best buy and let the professionals take care of it.
  3. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Regardless if you have problems, you should back up your hard drive in case it fails completely without warning. As for your problem, you could probably try booting from your install disk and repairing the hard disk that way before taking it into Best Buy. However, since you have Black Tie protection, you might as well take advantage of it and get your money's worth.
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    You should be regularly backing up to begin with....
  5. Zh2 macrumors member

    May 21, 2011
    In a house in England.

    Always have a back up! Always.

    There are only 2 types of computer on earth...

    Those that have failed. Those that will fail.


  6. lc25 macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2009
    Just buy an external drive and let Time Machine look after you, that way you will always have a sane mind.
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Geek Squad? I wouldn't let them near anything I own.
    You should always have multiple system backups to recover in case of loss.
  8. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Yeah. Geek Squad? Best Buy? Why not Wal-Mart?

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