Help - Macbook HD dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by amenasce, May 14, 2010.

  1. amenasce macrumors newbie

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    May 14, 2010
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    Hello,

    I have been having issues with my Macbook for the past 2 days. Basically it will freeze for nothing, and any soft i try to run will quit unexpectedly or it wont even start (past the Apple screen..).

    I ran a FSCK and it says it repaired the errors but the issues remain.

    I tried installing Snow leopard, but the install also crashes.

    I was told my HD might be dead even though i can still access its content 1 out 5 times i boot the computer.

    I cant run a time machine (it gives me an error).

    So my question is..is there a safe mode i can boot it to plug in my external hard drive to save my stuff before i buy a new HD?

    Thanks !!

    Andrew
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Does your macbook crash with only the install CD running?

    There's target disk mode etc... Your best bet would be to remove your hard drive from your macbook and put it in an 2.5' external enclosure and hook it to another mac and extract what files you can.
     
  3. pdubak macrumors member

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