Problem Model: MacBook

Problem component: Hard Drive

How to identify if you have the problem: “Flashing Question Mark” with certain hard drives. Processor speed = 1.83ghz, 2ghz, or 2.16ghz. HD Capacity = 60gb, 80gb, 100gb, 120gb, or 160gb.

My guess is at least Seagate drives with firmware 7.01 and 3.CAE (or 3.XXX) are covered, since those are the main bad drives from MacBooks that I’ve found.

I’ve compiled a list of all the known Apple recalls (aka Exchange & Repair Programs). It includes current and expired recalls (so people will know if there is a known problem with their system even if Apple won’t cover it anymore), how to identify problem models, and links directly to Apple’s site for each specific recall.

This information should be helpful for Mac techs (like myself) and fix-it-yourself users, plus anyone else hoping to troubleshoot their broken Mac.

396B5C9B-7A1A-46A5-B329-5A9CD7576F65.jpg See the complete list of Apple Recalls

* Please notify me of any errors or missing recalls.

Another new recall added to my recall list: 1TB Seagate Hard Drives in some 2011 iMacs. See the details here on Apple’s site (and enter your serial number to see if you have a bad drive):

Also, this one got by me somehow, some MacBooks shipping between Oct 09 and April 11 are being recalled because the bottom case gets separated from the computer. See the Apple link here: