New hard drive needed?

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

  1. Apolloluna macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2015

    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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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