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How to diagnose internal hard drive?

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Is there a software disk that will accurately diagnose Macbook hard drive?  This is my 4th Mac laptop since 1998, every 3-4 years enough quirks appear to make it hard to use.

#1 Macbk - when you move the screen, it shuts

#2 Pwr Bk G4 hinge on screen broke, but works hooked up to old monitor.

#3 Macbk freezes when it gets moved, found the battery was swelling, replaced it but now the when you put any USB cable in the port, say the printer, or camera, the error msg   "does not recognize disk insertion" I usually choose ignore and then the printer or camera WORKS fine...so far...

WHICH ONE should I/could I fix?

PS  I took a chance and bought a refurbished Macbook (I'm computer-poor so I can't afford a new one) but I am worried enough to want to learn how to fix em myself!  Hope I'm not too old to learn!

Do you have help for the over 60 crowd?

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Edit by: Adam Hintz ,

Title:

How to diagnose internal hard drive?

Text:

Is there a software disk that will accurately diagnose Macbook hard drive?  This is my 4th Mac laptop since 1998, every 3-4 years enough quirks appear to make it hard to use.

#1 Macbk - when you move the screen, it shuts

#2 Pwr Bk G4 hinge on screen broke, but works hooked up to old monitor.

#3 Macbk freezes when it gets moved, found the battery was swelling, replaced it but now the when you put any USB cable in the port, say the printer, or camera, the error msg   "does not recognize disk insertion" I usually choose ignore and then the printer or camera WORKS fine...so far...

WHICH ONE should I/could I fix?

PS  I took a chance and bought a refurbished Macbook (I'm computer-poor so I can't afford a new one) but I am worried enough to want to learn how to fix em myself!  Hope I'm not too old to learn!

Do you have help for the over 60 crowd?

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Original post by: georgiaruocco ,

Title:

How to diagnose internal hard drive?

Text:

Is there a software disk that will accurately diagnose Macbook hard drive?  This is my 4th Mac laptop since 1998, every 3-4 years enough quirks appear to make it hard to use.

#1 Macbk - when you move the screen, it shuts

#2 Pwr Bk G4 hinge on screen broke, but works hooked up to old monitor.

#3 Macbk freezes when it gets moved, found the battery was swelling, replaced it but now the when you put any USB cable in the port, say the printer, or camera, the error msg   "does not recognize disk insertion" I usually choose ignore and then the printer or camera WORKS fine...so far...

WHICH ONE should I/could I fix?

PS  I took a chance and bought a refurbished Macbook (I'm computer-poor so I can't afford a new one) but I am worried enough to want to learn how to fix em myself!  Hope I'm not too old to learn!

Do you have help for the over 60 crowd?

Device:

No Device

Status:

open