MBP dropped on floor, wont load up!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryan.1, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. ryan.1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey!

    So my friend asks me to give him my laptop, and i do, it drops head on (the position which i could split in half) and now when I try to turn it on it just stays on the apple logo screen (white one) while the loading circle turns and turns.

    I assume this is the hard drive either broken or something similar.

    So now my questions isnt only what to do, since I will have to take it apple store and see what to do but that quite a long way from here (2hr bus trip).
    So I would like to know if anyone had this happen to them before, and if so, did it cost a lot to repair? and also was your macbook like before after repairs?

    I ask because I had a dell laptop with the same issue, I paid more than the price of a new laptop for repairs and it was never like it was before.

    Any help or your old experiences will be of great help to me.

    -A
     
  2. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    Should probably stop dropping your laptops.

    But seriously, it's probably just a hard drive issue. I dropped my MBP from my desk once and it bent the hell out of it. It still worked fine, so I wouldn't imagine that anything else was damaged. Buy a cheap HD and a geek friend to install it.
     
  3. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    I had an old 1st gen unibody macbook that I dropped and it turned out to be the HD. If i'm not mistaken, the HD that comes in the macbook doesn't have a free fall sensor so would be very easily damaged if on when the fall happens.

    Try switching the HD out before you get too worried. It's trying to boot and thats a good sign.
     
  4. ryan.1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks for the help. I went to the apple store and it cost me around $300 for a replacement with a 500GB HDD. I was told that the hard drive was simply broken and didnt work.

    But well its solved now. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    All Intel based Apple portables have the Sudden motion sensor if they use a standard HDD.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1935
     
  6. boto macrumors 6502

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    If it is a HD issue than you should of just replaced it yourself... Spending $240 additional for a crappy 500 GB 5400 RPM HD is absolutely not worth it. Doing it yourself would of costed you $60 or cheaper and 15 minutes of your time.
     
  7. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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