smart status - failing

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  1. JamesP. macrumors regular

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    i try this on Smart Utility and it says errors overall smart status = failing.


    I try on disk utility and says appears to be ok.

    Why would i get conflicting reports and is there anything else i can check?
     
  2. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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    Go to file - copy

    Open text edit and go to file - paste

    Make sure u hold the power forward button - next to option
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    In what application? And the COPY command (CMD+C) is normally located under EDIT.

    The same as above, but I guess you got confused. Happens to me too. :)

    But this is the reason I reply, what is the POWER FORWARD button? On the left of the OPTION key is CONTROL and on the right of the OPTION key is COMMAND.
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    What??? :confused:
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    How old is the HDD and has been used much? Is the the data on it backed up, if you need it?
     
  6. JamesP. thread starter macrumors regular

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    late 2011 i bought the laptop. laptop has had a good bit of use but ive had hard drive last alot longer than this. as for instructions above im lost.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Is it a MacBook Pro or Mac Pro you have?

    Anyway, do you have a backup?
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    "Verify Disk" or "Repair Disk" doesn't check S.M.A.R.T. status. There is no conflict.

    Hard drives fail early quite often. Are you still under warranty?
     
  9. JamesP. thread starter macrumors regular

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    MBP 15" Late 2011

    Is it failing if it didnt show in disk utility? but did show this other smart utility?


    Would anyone be able to tell me what checks to do to be sure whats wrong.

    Its under warranty for another 3months..
    Whats on the disk i could move onto another and wipe anyway but I really would prefer have working HD.

    Any help is great.

    J.
     
  10. noteple macrumors 65816

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    In terminal
    diskutil info disk0 | grep SMART

    The " | " between disk0 and grep is the pipe symbol.

    If it says Verified all is well according to OSX

    If not get it to Apple and get the drive replaced.
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    What prompted you to check the SMART status? Are you having other problems with the drive?
     
  12. tbrinkma macrumors 68000

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    Back it up and get the drive replaced. SMART failures are almost *always* an indication that your drive is dying. :(
     
  13. JamesP. thread starter macrumors regular

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    SMART Status: Verified
    Wonder why 3rd party software says not so then. :confused:

    I was looking for some software check an external drive, so I ended up trying this on my main drive. Didnt see any problems, just was somewhat alarmed when it said my mac drive was failing.
     
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  15. JamesP. thread starter macrumors regular

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    MacBook-Pro:~ james$ fsck -fy
    ** /dev/rdisk0s2 (NO WRITE)
    Can't open /dev/rdisk0s2: Permission denied
    /dev/rdisk0s2 (hfs) EXITED WITH SIGNAL 8
     
  16. JamesP. thread starter macrumors regular

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    :confused: This make sense to anyone?
     
  17. iHeading macrumors member

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    Boot into the machine in single user mode
    CMD-S on grey screen, do the FSCK -FY again see if it allows the disk to be self repaired, those are usually IO issues on the drive. What Os are you running? if you are on Lion or ML after doing that if that error comes up again try booting up onto the recovery partition by using CMD-R on the grey screen and running disk utility from there.

    Let me know how it goes..
     

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