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MacBook Pro - Hard drive crashed


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So I was on vacation in Hawaii and I left the house with my macbook pro being perfectly fine. I came back five hours later and it was turned off, and wouldn't turn back on. I tried everything I could to fix it, but nothing worked. I took it to a local Mac store there, and they said to wait until I got home to send it in. So, I took it to the apple store here and today I just found out that my hard drive crashed

Anyone ever have this happen? I never backed up anything since I got this computer (still have a lot from my old laptop)

This is the worst possible news I could've gotten from this situation
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Sorry to hear that SimpleMan614. Losing everything in a crash without backup is a one-time event, believe me! I had it happen a couple of years ago and now I back my comps up 3 ways to Sunday

I suggest you buy a good external drive, like a 320GB Western Digital passport. And use a good backup program like SuperDuper with it. Get it here: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/

Of course you can use Time Machine, too, so that way you would have multiple backups. Maybe buy 2 of those Passports, one for each backup scheme. Then you'd be well covered. That's what I do!

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Thanks Noel! I almost bought an external drive a few months ago, but decided that I didn't need it....now I am without a doubt buying one as soon as I can.

Thanks for the advice!
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So I was on vacation in Hawaii and I left the house with my macbook pro being perfectly fine. I came back five hours later and it was turned off
you went on vacation for 5 hours? to hawaii too... that is a fast plane.....lol sry about the drive tho... i know it must suck

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hah...i meant my aunt's house..i have a bunch of family there that I stay with
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