Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Hard Drive Problems


Wondered if you could help with an in sight... I've got the first generation 13" White Macbook's but the hard drive keeps going on it, i have to replace it i'd say once every 3months... What would be the underlying issue too cause this so frequently?

Many Thanks

Hi Zacharia

One HD dying is acceptable, but three?

I presume you've exhausted all the disk tests and recovery routines as outlined by the Apple website support pages; as well as third party software tools like Drive Genius?

I reckon the logic board connection to the drive is shorting the drive controller. If you are on Applecare, insist on a logic board replacement. Else it's a DIY repair, try www.bookyard.com for spares.