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My intenso external hard drive (640gb 2.5") is not readable by my macbook (usually it works fine).. I also tried to check whether i can repair any issues from Disk utility but the option is not available in First aid

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If it works fine elsewhere, then Im stumped. From your description, the drive doesn't sound like it's operating correctly.

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Since no MacBook was ever made with an 8GB hard drive, I have to assume you are reading the capacity of the DVD, which isn't an interesting statistic.
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This looks more like an issue w/ your motherboard, since it should at least give you a file folder with a question mark if it was a hard drive problem only. Try to boot from the install CD, if that succeeds, all you probably have is a broken filesystem (reinstall) or a broken hard drive (replace). There are Mac Repair Guides that show how to open a Macbook. Watch out for the ribbon cables, those tear easily. Replacement parts are usually available on Ebay. There are third party services that can do it for you, like Mac Repair NYC.

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your disk partition is having problem.if u have not taken backup then boot the system with FW mode with saperate Laptop and backup the data,then repartition the hdd and install freshly

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