View Full Version : Flashing folder with ? mark on Macbook

25th March 2009, 09:37 PM
My MacBook (rev A, circa 2006) crashed. Before it did so there was some strange tick tick ticking - presumably the hdd. On reboot I'm presented with a grey screen and a flashing folder icon with a ? mark. Is it likely just in need of a hdd replacement? Or could I be expecting worse?

25th March 2009, 09:39 PM
Sounds like the HDD has failed - the questionmark means it cannot find your system folder.

26th March 2009, 10:15 AM
thanks - i thought as much. i've made an appointment with the Genius Bar at Apple Store Chadstone to get it looked at. the Macbook is still under warranty until end of May 2009. also glad i don't keep critical documents on my MB! (or at least they're backed up online - thanks to SugarSync).