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2009 MacBook is locking up after OS loads. My 8yr old might have dropped but will not admit. Could the HD but shoot from a fall? This came on suddenly. HD is not full

Constantly getting hour glass or circle thing to show loading. Could this be anything besides a broken hard drive?

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If you think this is what happend then yes somthing may of come lose inside.
to check if its the hdd try doing a restore it might be somthing missing when it trys to bootup.,if the hdd had shut down you would not get it to were it is now,

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Moving the files to an external drive does not delete them from the Macs drive. You will have to manually delete them and then empty the trash. Also if you have downloaded iTunes try deleting them too.


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