Emergency!!! haha need some help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TopHatPlus, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    So after 4 years i came inside to find my macbook (2007) not loading anything!! it was making a tic tic tic toc sound repeatedly so i manually shut it down, i tried to restart the sound started and the load screen, the white one with the mac symbol disapeared and a file symbol appeared with a question mark, i am assuming that my hard drive is toasted, not surprising i am extremely hard on it using it at like 99% capacity while i edit large quantity of 1080p video.

    so i google the removal process, and i must say mac is an extremely smart company =D it is so user friendly!!!

    so i have a Seagate momentus 5400.3 160 gb hard drive that came stock in my computer, and i am thinking about upgrading to a 250 gb, or 500 depending on the price, i don't wanna sink a pile of dough becuase in a few weeks a plan on buying a brand new macbook pro

    now my question is how does the time machine backup work? i have 140 gb ish on a 2 tb external hard drive, i am getting a new hard drive going to a friends house to get snow leopard re installed (got it off him for free) then what do i do? i want my itunes library and my iphot library back how do i do this?


    i am very very proud to say that after 4 years of about 16 hours a day my hard drive broke =D haha sounds to me like this make is a much better investment then i ever thought possible =D
     
  2. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    I think you boot up with the install disc and click restore from time machine backup from the utilities menu.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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  4. RWil85 macrumors 6502

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    From the Mac Beginner's Guide...

    "
    Thirdly (courtesy of vikas soni), be specific with the thread title. A title like Help will not be as easily recognised by our resident gurus."


    ;)
     
  5. MrCooperS macrumors member

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    Bring it in to Apple. I had a 2006 White MacBook Core Duo with a dead hard drive in 2009. I brought it in to the Genius Bar for them to check it out and they replaced the hard drive free. This was with NO Applecare. Supposedly there is a recall on some of the old White MacBook hard drives as well as top cases.
     

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