Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to dood)
You apparently don't realize that no one from Apple reads or answers in these Forums. We are just fellow Users like yourself who help each other. We cannot answer your question. You would have to contact Apple for them to make that decision.
Hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to baltwo)
I had my '09 iMac 27" hard drive replaced in late July of this year, I had Apple Care, how do I make sure it was replaced with the updated HD and not the same HD with the problem? I would assume if the problems drives were last used in '11, it would be the new improved drive.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to ABQ_G35)
I had Apple Care, how do I make sure it was replaced with the updated HD and not the same HD with the problem?
I and another had the problematic HD replaced. Me in April, the other this week:
Original HD was:
Replacement HD is:
Revision: AP2E27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to dood)
I am taking my 27 inch mac to an authorized dealer tomorrow to have the already failing drive replaced. My problem is this, the drive is now write protected. I can boot from my external drive and back up my original files but
I cannot erase or format the old drive before it goes back to Apple. I have personal info such as taxes etc. on the drive. Is there anything I can do? I did manage to send a few files to the trash, are they really gone?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to Guwapo)
See VK's steps for unlocking HDs at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2329689 That might allow you to erase, reformat, and zero out the data.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2