Laptop won't start after cleaning fan

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mullet3rf, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Mullet3rf macrumors newbie

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    My laptop kept freezing so I thought I would clean it. Following online instructions, I opened the casing & cleaned the fan & electronics with compressed air. After reassembling, the laptop wouldn't get past the grey page with the apple & spinning wheel (that usually appears briefly when starting up)

    I tried starting with start up disk to do a disc repair. Mac HD (499GB) seemed ok, however there was another 501GB drive which was in red writing. I only have one drive installed on my Mac, so is Mac HD a part of this greater drive? If so, why is Mac HD ok but the greater drive faulty? Any tips for what to do next?
     
  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    What's the S.M.A.R.T Status of this red drive?
     
  3. Mullet3rf thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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  5. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. The hard drive need to be replaced.
     

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