Macbook with possibly Dead HD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sheepopo39, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    My macbook was working for most of today until when I closed the screen down for dinner, and when I kame back I noticed that it was frozen so I shut it off and when I turned it back on, I noticed that it was stuck on that grey screen, so I tryed 4 more times and no luck, so I stuck in my Leopard DVD and ran disk Utility and the HD was marked as diskos02 and wouldn't read me thee space free or the space used dffdfsdf˙df and I wasn't able to verify nor repair the disk. What made it weird if it was a dying hd was that it didn't give me the typical HD symbol with the question mark. Do any of you guys have any suggestions?????
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Can you access it via target disk mode? If your data is backed up, will disk utility allow for you to format the drive?
     
  3. sheepopo39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nahhh, I never got around to backing it up, now I really feel like I should
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Boot from the install disc #1, go into Disk Utility, and "Verify" your hard drive to see what the status of it is.
     
  5. sheepopo39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not to be difficult or anything but I tried that recently and when I tried to verify "diskos02" it said it couldn't do it, which is really odd, do you think it ould still be a dead hd?
     
  6. heySparky macrumors regular

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    Sadly, yes. :(
     

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