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MacBook - Is my HD dead?


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Well, I was using Firefox, when my mac just froze. It sat there with the pinwheel spinning for 5 minutes, couldn't force-quit, couldn't do anything. I held the power button until the thing shut off, when I tried to restart the disc won't boot.
Been thru the "apple-s", and power reset procedures, the thing still won't boot, just sits on the grey apple screen with the spinning wheel, then shuts down.

I don't have my OS-X boot disc because I'm away from home, any ideas here? After reading many threads I think my disc is dead, just curious if anyone can confirm this for me.

It's a mid 2007 Intel Macbook, 120 gb drive, 4 gb ram.

Thanks in advance.
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Ran the "fsck -y", got the following:
**/dev/rdisk0s2
**Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
**Checking Extents Overflow file
**Checking Catalog file
Invalid sibling link
(4, 30872)
**Volume check failed
/dev/rdisk0s2 (hfs) exited with signal 8
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Might be repairable...Give these a try.

http://mahalkita.nanogeex.com/2007/0...ng-link-error/

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...70204093925888

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YOU ROCK! Saved my computer. Thanks for the quick response!

Going to backup my drive now

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