Help!!!!Is my HardDrive DIEING???

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  1. iTeen macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    Ok so lately my dads MBP 2.33ghz has been really, really slow and freezes consistently. Over the last couple day it has been going downhill. We ran the Techtool Deluxe and on the "Surface Scan" it came up with over 1000 "bad blocks". What does this mean...?? SHould i do a reformat? PLEASE HELP
    P.S. We do have Applecare.
    iTeen
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Golden rule: You back everything up immediately before doing anything else.
     
  3. iTeen thread starter macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    ok i enabled my ipod for disc use....now how do i back up the data to the ipods disc...and what is the number for applecare??????i lost it:mad:
     
  4. MartyMoe macrumors regular

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    It does sound like it

    Absolutely. Rescue what you can. Based on the behavior and the bad blocks, it does sound like a failing drive to me.

    Drives are mechanical objects, and they will all fail sooner or later. If you have Applecare, I assume a replacement drive would be covered.

    So, after you have rescued what you can, contact Applecare.


    Good luck with it--
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Click and drag anything you need backed-up to the iPod - it should show up as a disk on the Desktop.

    ...You may need something larger than an iPod (depending on what you need to backup, and how big your iPod is).

    AppleCare: 1-800-APL-CARE
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  7. MartyMoe macrumors regular

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    If you enabled it for disk use, I think that once you connect it, it would appear on the desktop, and you can then drag your files to it, using it as an external drive. I haven't done this, (I usually burn to CDs) but I believe that is how it is done, anybody please correct me if I am wrong.

    You could also burn to CDs, but this may take time, so rescue your most important stuff first.

    U.S. iPod and Mac technical support: 1-800-APL-CARE (1-800-275-2273)

    (from the Apple website)
     
  8. iTeen thread starter macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    i won't even allow me to back it up.....god damn hd:mad:
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Why not? What's it doing?
     
  10. iTeen thread starter macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    It says..."Unexpected Error"...i tried this with everything...flashdrive, cd...ect. I think i managed to get the few vital files transfered and i am going to call apple care tomorrow
     

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