mc508b hard drive

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  1. Turbodan macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys my imac just started going slow and want to take it into the apple store.
    I know it's a hard drive problem as it says on the utility's . Does any one know how much apple will charge so I know what. To expect many thanks
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    You should have asked before bringing it to Apple, who says the HD is fried, a clean install after a wipe could have solved the problem, if this didn't work you could still bring it in.
     
  3. Turbodan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi mate I haven't taken it to apple yet , the mac it's self says that it is falling and. Not repairable ?? Cheers
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Disk Utilities sucks, DiskWarrior most of the time can fix a drive while Disk Utilities can't.
     
  5. Turbodan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok can you help me then please what's the 1st thing I need to do down load disk warrior ?? From ?
     
  6. justperry macrumors 604

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    There is a BUT here, DiskWarrior is expensive and there is no trail.
     
  7. Turbodan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok lol how expensive
     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

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  10. justperry macrumors 604

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    Probably, or just erm......
     
  11. Turbodan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Throw it away lol

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    Thanks 4 ur help nice to know there's people out there willing to help
     
  12. justperry macrumors 604

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    That's not what I meant...


    No worries.
     
  13. Turbodan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what it is saying
     

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  14. Turbodan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any one ????
     
  15. Ppq macrumors newbie

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    I think there is a hardware problem that can't be repaired.
     
  16. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Get a new Hard drive. make sure you back up as much data as you can. Get the drive replaced and you'll be set.

    Apple doesnt have their prices listed, some labor costs are between $19-$39 bucks plus parts a hard drive may cost upwards near $299. if its out of warranty you can buy your own and have them install it. make sure it works prior to bringing it in as they have no liability on that end.
     
  17. justperry macrumors 604

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    Which you said SMART status was, failing, this means it's gone.

    You need a new drive.
     
  18. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Ya think?
     
  19. justperry macrumors 604

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    Your Off topic and should start your own thread but I will say this.

    It depends on the Mac Mini, if it is a newer one you can't have two partition nor running tiger on an external since the new processors won't let you install older OS X versions.
    So, you need to say what model Mini you have.
    But, you can still use a Virtual Machine, some of the Apps are Parallels (Paid), VMware Fusion (Paid) and VirtualBox which is free, but even here you could run into problems since you might not be able to install a non Server OS X version.

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    Smart status says failing.
     
  20. Ppq macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i am 50% sure.
     
  21. justperry macrumors 604

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    And I am 100% sure if the Smart status says failing unless Disk Utility F.. up.
     

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