FireWire Target Disk to MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jotade11, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. jotade11 macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hello all!

    I have a friend who's oldish-Unibody MacBook Pro started giving him the folder with question mark-flashing symbol on boot-up. I guess it could be PRAM, but in any case, he wants to get his data off the hard drive. The computer wouldn't boot up from the install disk (holding 'c' on boot), all I have managed is to put it into Target Disk Mode, with my own MPB. The funny thing is, that it works, but all that mounts on my computer is the Install Disc (in his disk drive) and his hard drive shows up in my disk utility (see below), but it will not mount, and if I try to repair it, it gives me an error and DUPLICATES the original 'root' drive. Does this mean the hard drive itself is damaged and we need to go to a 'data specialist' to get everything off or is there anything else I could try?


    Thanks so much!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. jotade11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2009
    I assume it entails undoing the screws inside the enclosure, correct? The model is one with the removable face-plate to the battery...

    Thanks so much for the fast response :)

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