hi guys.. im having a terrible problem, i left my ibook downloading some things last night... and when i woked up it was making a really loud noise... a fan noise... then i realized that my ibook was extremly hot... i tried to log in (the screen saver was on, but the screen was off), and nothing happend.. i trid a few more times and nothing... so i turned my mac off (yes, with the power button).. when i put it on again, the hd was making strange noises, and took a lot of time for my mac to boot... so i ran an apple hardware test and throwed me an error in the hd...
5 hs later, turn it on again, and the hd noises where still there, and was a very slugish, but usable... i know i have to change my hd ASAP.. but i want to know some things..
1) has anybody has have this problem??
2) why my ibook did this... i wasnt doing anything very demanding
3) for how long my hd will live?
were i live there are no apple store near by, so i wsa thinking on replacing the hd myself.. but the toshiba hd that came with my ibook is impossible to find...
4) will any other ata100 disk work??
Apple Ibook g4 1GHZ.
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