Apple has begun replacing
failed hard drives in MacBooks
purchased between 2006 and 2007. The program will run until August 15th, 2010. Here are the details:
- The following models are covered: The 13-inch MacBook, 13-inch, Late 2006 model and the 13-inch, Mid 2007 MacBook (black and white).
- You must be able to prove that you've got a dead hard drive.
- Customers who paid for a HDD replacement on one of the above models may qualify to be reimbursed the repair costs.
- You can bring affected machines to an Apple Store or an Authorized Service Provider.
Note that the reimbursement must be handled through Apple Technical Support
; you can't receive reimbursement from an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider. This program comes after Apple's admission
that "... a very small percentage of hard drives that were used in MacBook systems, sold between approximately May 2006 and December 2007, may fail under certain conditions."
If your MacBook's hard drive is working, you can't request a new one. It must be dead to qualify.