Posted 3/27/2021 02:59 (#8918296 - in reply to #8917827) Subject: RE: Mac problems long post
Take the parts and go elsewhere. At least get the drive, as then you can go far and wide with that(google" data recovery", many places do it) not to mention your data is still there and they may just part it out instead of destroying it. If they did replace the drive, get both of them.
How old is it by the way? I have some experience with the newer ones, limited, but some.
A "fusion drive" is Apple's version of a hybrid drive, it has the spinning disks of a HDD but also has solid state storage too, a cross between a SSD and a HDD. Functions just like an SSD or an HDD.
By "not intended to be replaced" probably means soldered in, an Apple trademark and tradition. Doesn't mean it can't be, just is a pain to do.
Also about the "crack", dial up? Perhaps a surge came down the line and fried something or got close to and that's what caused the problems?