Where to find a dead 80GB MBA hard disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Synchromesh, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Synchromesh macrumors 6502a

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    I need to find a dead MBA 80GB PATA hard disk from Rev A. MBA. I looked at eBay and Craigslist but don't see any. Am I missing any sources?
     
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  3. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    He looking to swap the dead hd into his Macbook Air that has runcore and bring it into Applecare.

    The specs with the runcore were a dead giveaway.
     
  4. Synchromesh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously you won't make a good detective because otherwise you'd see that the Air with Runcore in the signature is Rev C which uses LIF/SATA drives. I'm looking for a ZIF/PATA drive from a Rev A machine which clearly will not work in Rev C. Not to mention that the original drive in Rev C is 120GB, not 80. And I still have it.

    I need the drive for other purposes. They're not for my MBA which of this writing is alive and well.
     
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Well sorry then.

    Call ifixit because they buy machines back and some machines have dead parts that they deduct the price on.

    Also smalldog might be a place to try. Do you know someone in a school district or university that fixes computers? We get plenty of dead parts.
     
  6. Synchromesh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No problem.

    Don't know anyone in school district sadly. I will try iFixit. Any other suggestions from anybody?
     
  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Buy a live disk and kill it?

    And if it has to be a dead disk, is its capacity really that important? A dead 120 GB or 60 GB acts just as dead as a dead 80 GB.
     
  8. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    So why do you want a dead hard drive? Just wondering.
     
  9. Synchromesh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I need some parts off of the 80GB one, 'tis all. Makes no sense do kill a working drive for it to begin with.
     
  10. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    Yikes. Are you doing a main PCB swap, or something more invasive that should be done in a cleanroom?

    What are the symptoms of the failed drive whose data you're trying to recover?
     
  11. rschackle macrumors newbie

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    Mine's dead. I'm trying to get it replaced, but its yours for the cost of shipping.

    I tried a Toshiba 80GB but it wouldn't format it Disk Utility (it was a pull from an iPod). Any ideas on where to find a replacement, or any other drives that are compatible?
     
  12. Synchromesh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can look for them on eBay, there are plenty there for around $90-100.
     
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