New hard drive needed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Apolloluna, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Apolloluna macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]Hi,

    I'm having major issues with my MacBook Pro. It started running incredibly slow and then wouldn't even boot. I tried restoring from a Time Machine backup (on an external drive) with no luck, eventually I reinstalled OS X from Disk Utility, but now when I boot it stalls for ages with the progress bar two thirds full, then a load of code appears briefly on the screen, then it restarts and I get a flashing folder with a question mark. If I boot into recovery mode it says "this drive has a hardware problem that cannot be repaired" and the S.M.A.R.T. Status says "Failing" in red.

    I guess I probably need a new drive? But I'm confused that it only says "Failing" rather than failed, and yet I can't seem to boot up. Is there any hope of repair?

    Thanks very much
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The language may be imprecise but the fact remains the drive has failed. There is no hope for resurrecting the drive back to normal status. Hopefully you have a backup of your data.
     

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