8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 6:41 PM by OGELTHORPE
PaladinPerrin95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

A friend gave me their macbook to see if I could get it going. The first time I pugged it in and it booted just fine. I logged in and looked at the pictures (40+GB) and it got stuck loading. The second time the same thing happened with documents. Ever since then it gets stuck at the spinning circle and the apple logo during boot. I currently have it booting into safe mode (Shift+Comm+V).

 

It is stuck at

 

disk0s2; I/O error .

disk0s2; I/O error .

disk0s2; I/O error .

disk0s2; I/O error .

disk0s2; I/O error .

Failed to issue COM RESET successfully after 3 attempts. Failing...

 

Then it added

 

disk0s2; media is not present .

disk0s2; media is not present .

disk0s2; media is not present .

disk0s2; media is not present .

disk0s2; media is not present .

disk0s2; media is not present .

 

What else can I try? Is it bricked? They have informed me that it has been taken to the apple store and they were told that it was a $300 hard drive repair but I'm not sure I buy it.