Hard Drive file recovery Macbook 2006

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GoldenAge, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. GoldenAge macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
    My hard drive on my 2006 Macbook went down today, I could hear it spin, and then shift a bit, like a cd that won't read, then there was a clicking sound. The screen lights up, I get the start up sound and then an image of a file with a question mark appears and flashes. Soooo do I throw this thing in the freezer or what? :)
    It's more like this :( actually as I have a lot of writing, photos, and recordings that are irreplacable and I was always thinking about an external HD...
    I just bought a new MBP which is sitting here waiting for all these files, too bad I didn't move them over sooner, regrets...
    Any advice will be so welcome, thanks!
    (soon I will have icloud, yeah)
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    Time Machine.

    I've heard about people putting them in the freezer.
    I've also heard about people putting them in the oven.

    I've never tried either, but would try the freezer before the oven.

    Remove the dead drive, put it in a USB enclosure and see what you can get.
  3. GoldenAge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
    Okay, got an enclosure today, hooked it up, the enclosure lit up and I could hear sounds coming from the drive but I couldn't find it on my computer. Does that mean it couldn't read anything, and does that mean I'm screwed?:(
  4. nicklad macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    If you need the data, you'll need to send the drive off to a company that specialises in its recovery. It'll be expensive, very, but you'll most likely be able to get your data back.
  5. GoldenAge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
    Thanks for your response...now the tough part what is my data worth to me...

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