new rMB Hard drive failing?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by micqo, May 31, 2015.

  1. micqo macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    It seems that I'm having some bad luck with my new rMB :(

    Two times now (not the same day) on the login screen I was unable to login with my password and I had to reset my password to go forward :mad:

    I ran Disk Utility and it said that the volume needed to be repaired/disk utility can't repair this disk…Well, I booted from the Recovery partition (Command+R on startup) and tried repairing the disk, again using Disk Utility, and it said that the disk seemed to be OK!??

    Disk Utility still gives "volume to be repaired / disk utility can't repair this disk".

    I just ran hardware test but it was ok - odd… :(

    Correct me if I'm wrong , but does not this mean that the hard drive is going broke, right?
  2. headcase macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2007
    Raleigh, NC
    Possibly. I'd visit a local Apple Store Genius Bar, and have them take a look. Can't hurt.
  3. tbirdparis macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2015
    Dunno if apple still does the 14 days DOA period thing (dead on arrival).. basically means that if you have any kind of hardware fault within the first 14 days you can bring it back and you have the right to get a completely new machine rather than going through a repair process. I've done that once before when I received a MBP with to many dead pixels, got a new one no questions asked. Of course I had to wait for ages... It was a CTO...
  4. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Flash memory normally stops cold, no stumbling into home plate like a spinning drive.
    You won't know until you format and reinstall the OS.
  5. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    It's very unlikely the SSD has a hardware problem. More likely it just got some corruption. Backup your data, boot into the recovery mode, format the drive and run the disk analysis to make sure everything is OK. Then reinstall the OS, your applications, and your data.

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