Powerbook Ti HardDrive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mohicanspap, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have a power ti and today when I turned it on the harddrive was making a rythmic clicking sound and I am unable to access the computer. Is there any solutions to this outside of data recovery?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You could try putting the HD in the freezer for a few hours (in a ziplock). It may help you get some data off of it, but its definitely time to get a new HD.
     
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    mknawabi

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    Stick the HD in an external drive enclosure and use another Mac to backup the data. Be very careful though, you're running on borrowed time.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would this be any similar to starting the comp in target mode? (T) I have tried that and it doesn't work.

    Typical situation. I have an essay paper on there and it is due tomorrow!!!!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    For what it's worth, I can hear the hard drive spinning but there is also a clicking noise. There are no grinding noises or anything like that
     
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    mknawabi

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    It is similar, but not completely. You might want to try opening the drive with an ubuntu live CD
     

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