Harddrive trouble..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ivangough, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. ivangough macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I have a Macbook Pro (12 mths old) with a 120Gb Fujitsu Hardrive that has stopped working. Two days ago it stopped booting up, and now comes up with the Apple logo, then after a while it changes to a circle with a slash through it. The guy at the Apple store tested it at the genius bar, told me it was no good, and wanted to charge me $400 to replace it. I'm a service tech so I can do that myself for alot less. I've since removed it and I'm wondering if there is any way I can find out what's wrong with the drive, as I'd like to get it working rather than replace it. It has data on it I want..

    Thanks.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can take the drive out and try to use it in an external. If it doesn't spin, you might need professional recovery.

    As with repair cost? Well it should $280 and also for that price you can buy a 500GB.
     
  3. Shotglass macrumors 65816

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    I have a similar problem, my first generation MacBook won't boot up, no matter which harddrive is inserted. I've tried three so far, it always shows the folder with the question mark. When I boot it up with the OS X disc, the disk utility won't show any harddrives, either.
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    How about if you try using a external firewire drive with the OS installed on it? This should by pass the logicboard's HD controller.
     
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