5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2011 1:03 PM by Sielk
Sielk Level 1 Level 1

Hello,

Looks like my MBP hard drive is bad.  I have a genius appointment tonight, just wondering do they do hard drive replacements in store of does this need to be shipped out?

-chrisl


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by tjk on Jul 11, 2011 12:59 PM Helpful

Hi S,

 

HD replacements are very easy if you have the uni style of MBP. It's right in the owners manual. I suspect it will depend on the individual you talk to at the Apple Store and how many people are waiting.

Reply by Kappy on Jul 11, 2011 1:01 PM Helpful

Depends on whether the store is equipped to do drive replacements. If the computer is out of warranty they may not be willing to replace the drive. Again that depends on the store.

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  • tjk Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Hi S,

     

    HD replacements are very easy if you have the unibody style of MBP. It's right in the owners manual. I suspect it will depend on the individual you talk to at the Apple Store and how many people are waiting.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Depends on whether the store is equipped to do drive replacements. If the computer is out of warranty they may not be willing to replace the drive. Again that depends on the store.

  • Sielk Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the response.  Hopefully I can get one today.

  • tjk Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Sielk wrote:

     

    Thanks for the response.  Hopefully I can get one today.

     

    Hope you'll keep us posted. Good luck to you.

  • Sielk Level 1 Level 1

    This is a new MBP, only about 60 days old.  Going to complain pretty hard if they say something about a long wait since the MBP is so new and already have dirve failure.  Also, got another post on the wireless card dropping packats and lag spikes.  Seems to be a common problem on the new MBP, wondering if hardware or software.  If hardware might ask them to fix that as well.