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MacBook - Dead disk, right?


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OK, here was clicking noise, MB freezed, on restart there's a folder with ? in it, Disk utility (from install DVD) doesn't even see internal HD.
I guess that means it's dead, right?

PS: Just checking, cause I'll just take it to service tomorrow (dont have time to play with it anymore today), and I don't want to hear "It was just an ..." from the service.
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Yes, that sound like the Hard Drive died.

You taking it in to Apple? Be sure and tell them it was clicking before it died. You should be fine.
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To Apple, yes. I'm not woried about service, just checking it's nost some stupid small thing ...
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I would have told you to boot from the DVD and run Disk Utility and check the SMART status, but since it does not even see a drive, that would not work. I would bet $$$ it's the drive. How old is your Macbook? Just curious.
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About 9 months. And very light use. (some web browsing, mail, and some DVD watching.
I'd say on avreage not more that 3 hours use daily ...
I'm hoping they dont have any more 80GB disk and put in 120 GB
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