Dropped my macbook! What to do now?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sprajan, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. sprajan macrumors newbie

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    Well, it happened - My macbook(2007, OSX Tiger) slipped out of my hand and crashed to the floor. I tried rebooting it and it hangs trying to boot up with the apple screen. There is a distinct tuk-tuk sound and I think there's certainly a HD problem.
    I then tried booting into the Windows partition and it works! Next I tried using it in the Target Disk Mode and I was able to get most of the files to my imac, but some files wont copy. In Target disk mode, I also tried disk utility to verify the disk and it said it was OK.
    So then I tried to reinstall OSX (I had anyways planned to wipe the macbook and install Snow Leopard on it). I tried installing on my OSX partition, but after a few minutes, it said not enough space to install and after that it wouldnt show either my OSX or XP partition on the installer or Disk utility???
    I quit installer and tried rebooting into windows and that still works.

    Is there anyway I can fix the macbook, or do I just have to buy a new Hard disk?
    Thanks in Advance for your help.
     
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  3. sprajan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Hellhammer, That link was pretty informative. Let me try the suggestions and hope it will work
     

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