Something I learned during the snowstorm: Tell your children that it is a rule not to put magnets on your laptop.
Yep, my son put these TINY magnets on my MacBook and POOF! It Broke.
Long Story Short: The employees at the Apple Store are fantastic and gave me instructions on how to install a new hard drive and recover my files from my old hard drive- I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t do any of this- my husband did.
FYI- Apple will install a new hard drive for you for $210. This is not a crazy price, but you can easily buy a very good hard drive for under a $100 and install it yourself. The hard part was ‘recovering’ my old files from my broken hard drive. APPLE WILL NOT DO THIS. And I understand why now: We recovered MOST of my files, but not all of them. Apple basically doesn’t want the headache of customers saying, “But 3 out of the 350 files didn’t come through.” They don’t want to be in that game. And they don’t have to be. I don’t blame them. And like I said, they will tell YOU how to do it… And just one more thing: make an appointment online or call beforehand- then you don’t have to wait!
And just to reiterate:
No Magnets on Laptops!
Make it a Rule in Your House-