Macbook fell; weird noise; won't boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tonelano, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. tonelano macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011
    My laptop accidentally fell last night maybe like 2 feet from my lap onto the tile floor (it was closed) and now it can't even load up past the grey screen, the apple symbol doesn't even appear, it makes this weird grinding/clicking sound internally as if it's trying to read something (there is no disc in there).
    What should I do? :(
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Is it still under warranty or AppleCare? If so take it into the store and have them look at it. Sounds like a connector was knocked loose or the HDD crashed.
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Sounds like you killed the hard drive. A fix may be as simple as getting a new one.
  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Not sure what you are asking here...

    If you drop your cell phone and it gets shattered and destroyed, what do you do?

    You take it to the store and buy a new one or pay for the repair. Most of times, the repair cost just as much as new one, so people buy new one.

    Careful next time and get a case.
  5. pricej636 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2010
    If you are comportable with it you can take the bottom plate off and make sure the HDD and RAM are seated properly. Might be something really simple.
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    You've said it all.

    You've got (more than likely, from the description) a head crash. The little reader thingy that floats atop the hard disk platter and delivers the goods has crashed into the platter and can't move.

    Ur screwed bro.
  7. tonelano thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011
    Hmm, now that is unfortunate. I'll open the bottom to check it out.
  8. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

    Charlie Sheen

    Mar 9, 2011
    bring it to the apple genious bar and let them take a look. if they can't help check out ifixit and try to do it yourself
  9. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    x2, you killed your hard drive. I hope you have a backup of your data, cause it's gone now.
  10. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    x3. ^
  11. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
  12. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    yep definitely hard drive. at least a new one is not so expensive. ssd could take a drop.

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