Fried Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tricked, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Tricked macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011

    I was shutting down my mac yesterday and safari froze so I held in the power button to shut down. When I rebooted the laptop the screen was stuck on the introduction spinning gear screen. I turned it off again, inserted the original software disc and tried to boot it from that by holding in C. When I got to the installation screen it said 'searching for hard drives' to install the software onto. After a few minutes it stopped searching and I could only click 'go back'.

    Does this mean my hard drive is knackered? If so how much would a replacement/repaird cost? It's less than 2 years old and for a MacBook Pro 500gb. Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Possible. Insert your OS X disc and press D on startup, run the long diagnosis. See what comes up.

    Hard drives are a dime a dozen these days, you can pick another up for pretty cheap.
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    if worse comes to worst, a new 500gb hdd will cost you around $40-$60 depending on fast you want it to spin. not bad at all.

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