PLEASE HELP Macbook HDD Questions!

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  1. efp722 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone! I have a 13.3" White Macbook that was purchased back in august of 06. I had a 60gig hard drive which failed on my this past weekend (i did some research and I think I had one of the faulty ones). Since then I have installed a new Western Digital 250 gig Hard drive. About a month before my hard drive went i was having random shut downs very frequently probably 4-5 times a week. After I got a new HDD i came here to read up on the issue and a lot of people were saying that random shut downs were a known 'symptom' of an upcoming hard drive failure.

    Well it's been 5 days since I installed a new one and i just had a random shut again. my battery power was at 60%. My battery health is 42% with 310 cycles. Could this just be a fluke because my battery is going down hill or is this a serious issue that i should look into? I have all my things backed up but its just that I dont have the money to shell out for another repair.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    If your battery reaches 300 cycles its time for a replacement but not sure it
    will sort your issues
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Doesn't sound good. Might be logic board.

    Your MacBook is no longer under warranty? Always get them on your laptops...

    You might want to try:
    - reset PRAM
    - reset SMU
     
  4. efp722 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for your input! How would i go about resetting the PRAM and SMU?

    I'm gonna be going to the apple store tomorrow around 12 to meet with a genus... should i just wait and let them look at it?
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Yes, wait.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    here is how to guide to reseting your PRAM etc not sure about SMU

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736
     
  7. efp722 thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Not 100% sure but if you buy anything off apple it's gonna cost
    a arm & leg .Try making a new post it'll get you more response
     

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