Powerbook...dead?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rein, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So, recently (as of thursday or so) my PBG4 has been making weird buzzing noises, usually only when it was working hard (or watching things online). Eventually, as it got closer to the weekend, the noise started to get louder whenever it would come on, so I'd just turn off my computer for an hour or so and let it cool. Finally, today, I turn it off again and now whenever I turn it back on, all I get is the gray start up screen, sans spinner. Sometimes I even get a little folder with the mac face on it. What's wrong?

    I pray to God it's not totally dead. If I can even harness all my files from it, I'll be fine.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    k

    sounds like ur hd is toast dude dont worry get it replaced

    thanks
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, if it's fried, do you still think I could get my files off somehow?

    I knew I should of backed up more often...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    k

    well theres a theory that might work first try with software disk/disk warrior rescue via target disk mode (press apple + t at start-up while connected to another mac via firewire) then try getting at ur hd and putting it in the freezer this might just work enough to get your data off ! google it if ur not sure !!
     
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    mklos

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    IHMO, You had your chance to get the files off it when it started making funny noises....
     
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    put it in the freezer.. When all else fails you have nothing to lose.. I've never tried it.. but you never know
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    California

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    I put my dead hd in a plastic bag n the freezer for a while and it worked then totally... died.

    It was under Toshiba's three year non oem warranty so...

    new hard drive and old files saved.

    Remember -- the hdrives fail. They are mechanical things with moving parts. And apple doesn't make 'em. They all eventually fail.

    Heads up for the era of all flash drive hard drives...
     
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    Fleetwood Mac

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    I'd try the freezer trick. It worked with my IBM HD once.

    Keep us updated Rein.
     

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