Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:24 AM (in response to Jyliew)
Its an I/O error, you are not alone, because I tried this before too, it was painful. You must bring it to Apple and fix it, they cost you $100 to replace a new HDD, if you are still under warranty, it cost you nothing. Your HDD is having errors, its not the data thats affecting it, its the hardware that needs to be replaced.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 1:05 AM (in response to coolpop18)
Thanks for your reply Coolpop18.
As stated in my description, the old hard disk with the errors have been replaced with a brand new one. However, the errors are still reoccurring. What are the chances that a newly bought hard disk will face the errors again? Furthermore, I have also used disk utility to scan for errors and but everything seems fine.
Any ideas ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 1:08 AM (in response to Jyliew)
Could be a little thing like a bad SATA cable - it could have been damaged when the new hard drive was installed. Get a new one (quite inexpensive - yet quite delicate) and install it and see if you still have i/o problems then.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to mak9)
I followed clintonfrombirmingham suggestion, he said that it could be a SATA hard disk cable problem. Since I couldn't get any spare parts in my country nor could I change the cable myself, I had no choice but to go with my last resort - submit my laptop for repair ar my local authorized apple service centre.
FYI I'm living in Malaysia, the total repair cost me RM329 which is about 109 USD.
RM79 for the new cable
RM150 for system restoration
RM100 for services
Pretty costly but that's my only choice. I handed in my laptop for repair on Monday 3 Dec 2012. They estimated that it would take 1 week, but surprisingly I got their call on Tuesday saying that it's repaired and ready for collection. Wow! :)
If you have the tools and skills to replace the cable on your own, you might as well do so as it may reduce your cost. But do make sure that it is actually the cable problem before changing the cable.
After the service , my laptop is back from the dead again (no more freezings so far), hooray! :)