Is my HDD dead? Flashing Folder Icon, Not working with start-up Discs.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iheartthehero, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. iheartthehero macrumors newbie

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    'Kay so, my iBook G4 (Who I refer to as the Macasuarus, becuase it looks so ancient next to my brothers shiny new iBook!) is not responding to anything...

    -Not the several install discs that it has with it. (Yes it has several, Yes they're all different and No I don't know which one - which OS - is currently installed on it!)

    -It makes a grinding sound every-once-and-a-while.

    -The HDD sometimes works...

    For instance...
    I would press down the button with the apple on it for a real long time and it would boot up properly, but only sometimes. Or once Option-Apple-P-R worked and even pressing C worked...

    I really need a computer that is mobile at the moment, so could someone please, please help. And my other laptop just broke today too, coincidently with a dead HDD but it's a Compaq so meh.

    Please put these (Your help) in terms any 17 year old girl can figure out. I'm really not techy.

    Thanx!
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    It does sound like you have a dead HDD. You can always check it by sticking an OSX disc in and booting up by holding the "C" key down then running disk utility on it.

    I hope this helps.
     

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