417 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2006 5:08 PM by jeremymaxwell
Back up your data. Now. Do it twice.
These are classic signs of a disk failure.
Of course, there might be other reasons that may cause this, but it never hurts to have a current backup.
If it's still under warrantry, take it to the Store.
If not, back up your data to CD-ROMs or another hard drive (preferably both, and twice), and then post back, and we'll help you from there.
The Problem with backing up to CD Rom is getting the computer to run long enough to do it! I had a diagnistic run @ the Store and the disk is abd. The estimate is $200 for the drive and another $300 for the data recovery. Good Times.
Does Apple put Self destruct MEchs in the Mini's if you don't renew Apple Care. I have only had this Mini for 13 months!
It was suggested to me to buy a new hard drive myself and transer over the material from the bad hard drive little bits at a time with a device that acts like a Firewire. Soudns better than $500 (or buying a new Mini )