Call Apple. Sometimes they will make a "one-time only" exception and consider fixing problems a few weeks past the warranty date. Be very nice.
I've had and heard of better luck with the phone call, you can always go to the Apple Store after calling and try there, but if they have a 'magic window' you don't want to wait to do this.Is it usually better to call them or go to a store with something like that. I've had pretty good success with both options, but both were in warranty.
Oh, and booting from the CD didn't work.
Coverage.He's not far away and if he can't boot from the CD I don't see anything a phone call CAN accomplish.
That's great news.Took it to Apple Sherway Gardens and they are replacing the hard drive for free. All the ones in stock, so that had to order it in. Hopefully pick it up tomorrow. Once again I am impressed with Apple's customer service. It makes up for the fact that this machine has had the battery, wrist rest/keyboard, and hard drive replaced.
Replaced parts are covered under the unit's original one-year warranty, or extended warranty, or 90 days, whichever is longer.That's great news.
In your first post you stated that you might be a few weeks out of warranty. It would be helpful to know if that was the case, and they fixed in anyways.
Is the replacement hard drive warranted? You might want to ask when you pick up your replacement.