6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2013 4:48 PM by Mike Sombrio
keith contarino Level 1 Level 1

Late 2009 Macbook black 2.4 Ghz I think.. Dropped it maybe 5 feet. When I boot it, the Apple logo comes on like always then 30 seconds later the International NO symbol for a minute or so then blank light blue screen. I happened to have another battery so for grins tried that. There are no large cracks so I think maybe something is loose but thought I'd check here first befoe taking to the Apple Store.


MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), 2009 2.4 Ghz Black Macbook
Solved by Mike Sombrio on Jun 23, 2013 3:18 PM Solved

First let me clarify.....I would still take it in for diagnostic. If they determine the hard drive to be the problem then I would replace it myself and I would install an SSD instead of a spinning drive. It's super easy to do yourself, here's a guide http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Core+2+Duo+Hard+Drive+Replacement/514/1

Reply by Mike Sombrio on Jun 23, 2013 2:50 PM Helpful

You probably damaged the hard drive at least. Best to take it in and let them run a diagnostic on it.

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