Hi I joined this forum specifically for help in regards to my macbook. About a month ago i noticed that the ports stopped working, but I'm so busy with college that I chose to ignore it as the rest of my system was working fine. Then two days ago my computer wouldn't start and I had a white screen. I did a system check and I had a ton of bad blocks. I took it to tech spot at my university, and they said I definitely have a bad hard drive and possibly a bad mother board. I have never dropped my macbook even once and I have no idea how I could have damaged it so badly. I should also mention that I don't have a warranty so apple isn't going to help me much (they gave me an estimate of $500). Is there any possible way that I can recover my documents? I know that my macbook is pretty much hopeless at this point, but it would save me a lot of grief if my documents could somehow be retrieved.