Hard drive on the way out?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shaddam, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. shaddam macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    after recieving a you must turn off your mac immediately message, my harddrive appears to not be dectected upon boot...unless i place the laptop on its lid... with the keyboard stick up in the air.
    ive taken the back off and checked connections, no problem there.
    booted up and then tried to lay the macbook flat.. system freezes and continues again if i move back to the previous angle..
    i've tried searching but really couldn't think of anyway to describe it..
    off to back up and await a fix or to be told to get a new hdd
    this was a pain to type.


    edit: 160gig hitachi 5400rpm hdd
  2. golu14 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2012
    Delhi, India
    What did i just read :eek:

    I mean i didnt really get you :p
  3. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2012
    The pin could have disconnected from your hard drive spinning discs. Your hd is done most likely
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    That's bizarre. Honestly, how did you figure out it would work if you had it upside down? That doesn't seem like part of normal troubleshooting...
  5. garstudios macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    haha, i want to know why too.
  6. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    And thats the reason why SSDs are superior to HDDs
  7. garstudios macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    i just read the post again....

    keyboard in the air?

    pain to type.

    is he/she typing on the keyboard sticking up in the air..

    that is awesome.
  8. shaddam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    yep, screen flat on the ground, keyboard vertical, i've never come across a single hard drive where this has been a possible solution, oh well i'll just have to suffer windows for a few days while a replacement hdd arrives
    and no i wouldn't really call this normal troubleshooting, i turned on the laptop just before placing the laptop down and the hdd was detected so i left it laying as i said and well it booted fine, laid it back down and like i said hdd activity stopped o_O


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