Monthly Archives: January 2012

Reinstalling Lion

mac restoring time capsule data

mac restoring time capsule data

Reinstalling Lion on my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. This is not as straight forward as if you buy a Mac today, but it’s actually not that bad – well, so far.

MacBook Pro surgery

MacBook Pro with back removed

MacBook Pro with back removed

And so it begins. I removed the screws from my MacBook Pro and lifted the lid.

MacBook pro hard drive crash

Last night the hard drive on my MacBook pro failed. It didn’t die completely, not yet anyway. The symptom was that the interface worked perfectly, but any access to the hard drive would stall, I mean for 5 minutes at a time. All I’d get is the pinwheel and nothing else.

I managed to use the disk utility to verify the disk, but that said everything was ok. I knew differently.