MacBook Hard drive Destruction?!

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  1. MacBoyWannabe macrumors newbie

    MacBoyWannabe

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    About 2 days ago, I did a routine system check on my late 2008 unibody MacBook. Came back 100% clean, no OS corruption, no physical issues, nothing. But this morning, I went to get on, and Drive Genius told me I had potential OS corruption and to restart it to repair the issue. So, I did it. It couldn't fix the issue. The utility just said it couldn't, no explanation. I sat for a few hours trying to get different things to work. Not a single thing. So, I rebooted and just decided I would handle things as they came to me. No luck, as soon as the progress bar reached 100% it shut off. I retried several times, same result. I couldn't boot into safe mode either, it couldn't even find the is for that. I could boot into recovery, and I tried to do a disk repair there, but couldn't and it said it came back with a code 8. So I went back into drive genius. I went through the whole list of utilities. I decided to do a drive physical check. In 9 minutes it got to 0.6 percent with 4 damaged physical areas. It's now at 21% and 45 minutes with 9 damaged areas. What could have caused this? It was working before I went to bed with no errors, and as far as I know it hasn't been moved the entire night until I went to use it this morning.
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Sounds like your drive just up and died all on its own and not because of anything you did. It happens.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Your hard drive was probably warranted by its manufacturer for 3 or 5 years so you got a good bit of extended use.

    I hope you're backed up...or that it doesn't matter.

    I have that exact model MB and the HD died a few months back. It's the easiest Mac laptop for swapping out the HD so go get an SSD and watch your MB come back to life. I also upgraded mine to 8GB RAM.
     

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