HDD issues -- HELp!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Ray-, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. -Ray- macrumors regular

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    About 6 months ago i replaced my HDD with a 500 GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue HDD. Everything worked fine until last night. I was using the computer and it began to hang for a miniute and the screen went grey. I pressed the power button and got the question mark.

    I tried to repair the drive via disk utlity and it was unable to locate the HDD and partition. i tried mounting it through the terminal and still unsucessful as it cant find it either. I entered Drive Genius 3 and it was also unable to locate the drive.

    The drive is spinning and not making any unusual noises. I pulled the cover and checked all of the conections on the cable and they are also fine.

    Resetting the PR and SMF did not solve the problem either.. Any ideas.. I dont have another HDD to test my controller or a external case to test the drive either.

    My question also, Im still under warrenty, will apple still fix my issue since i replaced the intial drive.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    I needed extra space. i actually have no idea what happened to the orginal drive. I moved since then.
     
  4. Bluedog54 macrumors member

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    oops... my guess is Apple will not honor the warranty unless you replace the WD with the original drive
     
  5. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay so i swapped the drive with that of my other mac. doesnt work. it also does not find the new drive in the computer.. im sooo stuck
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Make a Genius appointment, tell them you swapped the drive and see what they do. I've talked to a Apple tech that said they'd still honor the warranty. YMMV
     
  7. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    well.. put my drive in the in the other mac.. it boots.. soo lost.. i ques my controller is out? or bad cable? is there a way i can reload the bios or update it
     

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