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My MacBook Pro fell in the stairs while in the sleep mode…

…so I shut it down. Now I can't boot it but I can read the HD via FireWire and the screen shows the fireWire symbol perfectly. The case is dented is in the forward left hand corner near the HD. I took the keyboard off. Now what? What would be the most probable mishap?

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I would suggest you post some pictures here of what is damaged and we can suggest what you need to replace.

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First, I would try booting up whilst holding +S, then type "fsck -fy" to run a hard drive check and repair. This may fix your hard drive, type "logout" to try booting after that.

If that doesn't work but you can still boot from firewire, I recommend you try re-imaging the hard drive, after backing up all your wanted data of course.

If that fails I would suggest you need to replace the hard drive

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Claude,

Il y a de fortes possibilités que certains connecteurs internes se soient déconnectés sous la force de l'impact. Il y aurait donc lieu d'ouvrir le boitier supérieur et de vérifier les cables et connecteurs ainsi que de vérifier si les barrettes de mémoire vive sont encore bien en place.

Il would open the top case and check if all the internal connectors are still well seated in their sockets and I'd also reseat the ram sticks in their sockets.

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Open the battery and memory cover, reseat the RAM - I'll bet it poped lose in the fall.

Good Luck,

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Are you French ?

Have you tray to boot from the dvd ?

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Hello all you Santas! Thanks for your suggestions. Here are some picts. of the case. Besides the dent, all

s e e m s OK. I'll check the connections and the RAM, reassemble the case, clone the HD then try to boot from that or the install DVD first. If that doesn't work, I'll try the HD "check & repair". I promise to get back to you after. (No, I'm not French but I've lived here long enough to almost start thinking like them! Eek. Maudit Français :-))

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Thank you all: it's working fine. Here's what I did: I reassembled it and cloned a copy and booted from that. I tried Tech Tool Deluxe that AppleCare sends: no help there. Then I rebooted using QELL Student's suggestion: " booting up whilst holding +S, then type "fsck -fy" to run a hard drive check and repair. This may fix your hard drive, type "logout" to try booting after that." That did the trick. Best to all.

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Despite initial success the problem recurs (even worse: I can't use it as a target or reboot from the install disc). So I guess I'll have to replace the HD. I removed it and thought it would make good sense testing the circuitry of my Mac before with another HD before buying a new one. I have a couple of storage HDs (of which 1 has bootable capacity) and an older iMac internal HD (taken from a former "Apple" shape, swivel screen type) which I've connected to a Connectland Mobile Disk box. I also have available a G4 PowerBook (Power PC). Can I use any of those to boot my newer MacBook Pro - Core 2 Duo 2.2 GTZ? Naturally, I'd need to adapt any of these to the internal circuitry. Is it possible, necessary and/or wise to try this type of Intensive Care Life Sustaining Protocol /: )?

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Claude Frechette will be eternally grateful.
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