Black Display & Hard Drive Backup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Blue Spruce, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Blue Spruce macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
    For my MacBook Pro:

    • The hard drive sounds like it powers on, but the display does not show.
    • I have connected an external display – nothing appears on the external display.
    • The Apple Store recommends having it shipped in for repair, though I need to back up the hard drive.

    (1) Is there a way to back up the hard drive while the display to not work?
    (2) For the display repair, should I ship through the Apple Store or use an Apple-Authorized repair shop?

    Thank you for any help.
  2. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    I'm not sure what your other options might be, but you could always take the HDD out, put it in an enclosure, make your backup, then reinstall it in the computer.
  3. Blue Spruce, Oct 5, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012

    Blue Spruce thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Saxophonedave macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    was your black screen repaired?

    Hi Black Spruce, I am having the exact same symptoms with my Macbook - chimes on start and then black screen. No monitor output from the DVI port. Did Apple repair your machine? If so, what was the problem? If your so inclined to give a ball park figure of the repair that would also be helpful. Thanks.

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