Rant: My Mbp Is Dead

Pr0jkt

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 26, 2006
101
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san fran, ca
Well i went to turn on my mbp last night and as soon as it started up I get this icon with a folder and question mark. I think to myself "what the heck is going on, it was working perfectly fine a few mintues ago."

I talk to one of my friends (who is a genious at the apple store) and he told me it was a fault in the firmware. So I book an appointment at my local apple store. I get to the store 10 minutes early just to find out that they didn't recieve my apponitment i made. So after waiting around (listening to other peoples problmes) about how their ipod battery only lasts 5 hours they finally call me up.

I get up there and they run the install disc and go right into disc utility. BOOM my harddrive is trashed it failed to load. Now I'm without my computer, music and most of all my word processing for my classes. Its a little hard to get my homework done without a computer.

I just wanted to to get this off my chest cause i'm pretty steamed about this. Now I have to get all applications and stuff again, i had so much stuff i cant remember what i have :( :( I hope they can fix my computer
 

Karpfish

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Sep 24, 2006
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that icno means that it cant detect a HD. I had it on a macbook, and the store replacd it. IT IS your fault though that you didnt back up
 

extraextra

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Jun 29, 2006
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California
Yeah you should've backed up.

In some instances, even if the HD is dead, you can take it to certain specialists who can recover the data for you (how, I don't know). It doesn't seem to be cheap though.
 

Radioman

macrumors regular
Oct 3, 2006
200
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UK
Unfortunately it is a fact of life that hard drives fail and it is hardly Apple's fault. As the other poster said; BACK UP!
 

kwood

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Jun 26, 2006
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In the Great White North.
Karpfish said:
that icno means that it cant detect a HD. I had it on a macbook, and the store replacd it. IT IS your fault though that you didnt back up
Actually that icon means the computer cannot detect a system folder. You will get the same icon if you erase the drive and restart before installing.

And yes you should have backed-up your data. Anyone who uses a computer at some point in their life will experience data loss.
 

AJ Muni

macrumors 65816
Aug 4, 2005
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Miami
Same thing happend to me on flight back from hawaii. Sucked because i had all my 200+ vacation pics i had just taken. This taught me 3 things 1) Never again open up my notebook in high altitudes 2) wait til i get home to transfer my pics to my computer and 3) BACK UP!!
 

YS2003

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Dec 24, 2004
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Finally I have arrived.....
backing up data and having back-up Macs at the same time

In addition to back up, it would be good to have extra Macs as the back up machines. I hear so many posters who are without Mac during repairs because that is the only machine they have. When the disaster strikes (on my Macs), I don't want to be in a position where I hesitate to send it in for repairs or where I end up without the computer during the repair.
 

Eric374

macrumors 6502
Sep 25, 2006
432
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Wichita, Kansas
AJ Muni said:
Same thing happend to me on flight back from hawaii. Sucked because i had all my 200+ vacation pics i had just taken. This taught me 3 things 1) Never again open up my notebook in high altitudes 2) wait til i get home to transfer my pics to my computer and 3) BACK UP!!

I'm curious to know if this is a common problem, I mean, dying hard drives at high altitude. Is it possible it's just a coincidence?


Eric
 

YS2003

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Dec 24, 2004
2,139
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Finally I have arrived.....
Eric374 said:
I'm curious to know if this is a common problem, I mean, dying hard drives at high altitude. Is it possible it's just a coincidence?


Eric
Apple's tech spec tells you the altitude info for storage and using a Mac. HD can safely operate up to the certain altitude:

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
These are from Apple website.

If you are using your Mac in "pressurized cabin" such as in the airplane, I don't think you have to worry about the 10,000 feet cap.
 

kalun

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Sep 13, 2006
154
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YS2003 said:
Apple's tech spec tells you the altitude info for storage and using a Mac. HD can safely operate up to the certain altitude:

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
These are from Apple website.

If you are using your Mac in "pressurized cabin" such as in the airplane, I don't think you have to worry about the 10,000 feet cap.
damnit! i was going to skydive with my macbook!...but seriously tho...10,000 feet...why bother..?:confused:
 
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