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Old 02-18-2010, 05:00 PM
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Default MacBook Owners Circa 2006 and 2007, Check Your Hard Drive

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Mea culpa. If you bought a MacBook between 2006 and 2007 and your hard drive sounds like an unoiled rock tumbler trying to work its way through a belly full of rusty bolts, you could be eligible for a free replacement, courtesy of Apple.</em>"</p><p><span><img src="" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></span></p><p>According to Apple, a "very small percentage of plastic MacBooks may fail under certain conditions." So they are offering to replace the hard drive if you bring it in to a Genius Bar. The MacBooks in question are both the black and the white ones that were sold between May 2006 and December 2007. According to <a href="" target="_blank">this page at Apple</a>, the diagnosis is fairly simple: your computer stops working and at boot up, it displays a folder icon with a question mark on it. If you have already paid for a repair for this, you might be able to get a refund, and they are extending the eligibility to three years from purchase or August 15, 2010, whichever is longer.&nbsp;</p>
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:49 PM
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My original hard disk is sitting in a drawer. I have long since replaced it with something that's three times larger (plus 7200 rpm vs. the original 5400).
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:00 PM
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Also replaced mine with a 160 GB drive years ago. The original drive is actually being used as a backup drive for my Win7 netbook (in a new case, of course) and I've not had any problems with it.
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