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Apple offers extended hard drive repair for early MacBooks with Seagate drives

Apple has finally addressed an Seagate hard drive issue dating back to 2006-2007 Black or White MacBooks which would fail with a question mark icon on startup.  Apple will repair these drives until August 15th of 2010 or three years beyond purchase – whichever is longer.

Problems with the Seagate drives were first reported in 2007.  We’re not sure what took so long for the acknowledgment. 

Apple/Seagate also offered to reimburse users who may have taken the drives to be repaired themselves previously.  This would include both parts and labor.Apple has determined that a very small percentage of hard drives that were used in MacBook systems, sold between approximately May 2006 and December 2007, may fail under certain conditions.

Note: Image above not example of bad drive.

Hardmac via Macrumors

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