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Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2009 12:29 AM (in response to cscade)Hi,
you could boot from an external CD/DVD drive, like the superdrive. Others should work as well :-/
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2009 10:54 PM (in response to cscade)you should chuck the snow leopard/leopard install disk in and run a diagnostic from the disk. if however you are saying that the actual Hard drive part of the mac (not software) then I'm afraid I cannot help you, the best I can do is advise you to go to an apple store and get someone to check it out or buy a new drive and install it manually back into the machine (if you have the know how.)
the Macbook air is constructed differently thats why its different from other laptops, every part is unique in it's own way due to it's size and how it works with the computer.
The Hard Drive especially is different from others because it's way smaller in size and it's pins are different.
Hope this helps and good luck.Macbook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Air, Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2009 9:22 PM (in response to cscade)You can run fsck or boot in Safe Mode (hold Shift key down when booting) to check the drive.
1. Reboot/Startup holding your Command-S key down.
2. At the command line type the following and hit 'Return.'
3. If it finds a problem and repairs it, immediately run fsck again until the drive checks OK.
4. After it has check/repaired your disk, type 'reboot' and hit 'Return' again. Unit should bootup normally.
BTW...you can buy an inexpensive external MBA SuperDrive off eBay.
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