MacBook Pro Hard Drive Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bluejackets, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. bluejackets macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014

    I'm trying to help a friend fix his (approx) 2011/2012 non-retina MacBook Pro. When he boots, it shows a circle with a slash through it, and will only boot fully 40% of the time.

    I thought to try reformatting the hard drive and doing a clean install of OS X, but I was unable to wipe the hard drive through disk utility (from USB installer of mavericks).

    Would it be safe to assume the problem lies with the hard drive and buying a new one would restore function, or can the problem lie elsewhere?


  2. awests macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    Most likely, the hard drive is dead. Time for a new one!
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Sounds like a hardware problem with the drive. A new one should take care of it.
  4. bluejackets thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014

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