Dropped my guitar on my mb. Circle with a line through it?

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  1. jesses macrumors regular

    jesses

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    Hate to make the topic.. But I kinda dropped my guitar onto my macbook. The body of the guitar hit the right side of the keyboard and bam! Desktop froze, keyboard froze.. So now when I turn the mb on, it gets up to the grey screen with the grey apple for about ten seconds. Then the apple is replaced with a circle with a line through it. (kinda like those no smoking signs circle.) so..is by mb dead? In addition, the cd port is bent so I can't put any CDs in it.. Any ideas mac rumors?
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Sounds like you damaged the HDD. You may have to get a new HDD. Take it to the Apple store and see if your files can be salvaged, if no hopefully you've backed them up.
     
  3. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    Your HDD is dead, that is what I think, try getting it replaced and see if it works, but Applecare will not fix it free of charge
     
  4. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    the same happened to me mate. just go to an apple store and they will replace the hard drive
    i was out of warranty, they replaced the hard drive, for free, the same day. it was fantastic service
     
  5. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    Applecare definatly will not replace it. This is accidental damage which they dont cover, especially if the case is bent. Hopefully you have a backup of your data, because your hard drive is pretty much gone, you possibly need a new top case also if you wanna use your cd drive again.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    OP, go ahead and take it in and see what the Genius Bar Tech says; who knows you might catch a break. Or you can have it repaired by an authorized repair shop and fix the non-warrantied damage...:(
     
  7. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Have to concur, Most likely killed the HD.
    Bummer.
     
  8. jesses thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh.. Well accidents happen. Last question..anyone know the average price for replacing the hdd? Most likely a 100+gb one?
     
  9. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Did you try booting from the install/restore DVD and see if it sees the hard disk? You can gently bend the case back enough to receive a CD.
     
  10. hlr element macrumors member

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    at first i thought how high did you drop the guitar from to bend the case and most likely ruin the HD... then i remembered electric are heavier than acoustic lol... sad to hear tho...
     
  11. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    : O

    is the guitar ok?!?!?!

    joking. but id rather worry more about my guitar than my macbook ;P lol.
     
  12. jesses thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guitar is fine :)
    anyway, looks like i'll be bringing the mb to the apple store friday.
    Thanks!
     

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