Help Me with Another Hard Drive Problem

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    aaron.lee2006

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    Okay as some of you may know, I just got my MacBook Pro back rom repair and the logic board is dead. Apple says there is a possibility they are going to erase my hard drive this time. It has al my music and photos on it!! Now I can hear my computer try to start and th fans turn on but it sits at a black screen and goes no where. The hard drive does not spin and I do not get any video. Sometimes the super driver craps out as well and tries to start it self 20 times but fails.

    My question is, is there anyway to target disk mode? I need to get my data off. I don't want to take th HD out and void my warranty.
     
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  3. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yah I am taking it to school and we are going to back it up onto an iMac I just wanted to know if this way will work... Will it?

    Also I have another question. I don't have anything super private on my HD but is a repair center allowed to look through my HD?
     
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    I'd say Target Disk Mode is probably your best bet since it'll put the least amount of strain on your system and it relies on the minimum amount of components from your broken Mac. As for the repair centre, I can't see what's stopping them form looking through your stuff although I doubt they'd bother. Nevertheless, Target Disk Mode will allow you to remove your data just as easily as it'll allow you to back it up. It (hopefully) loads the broken Mac up as an external drive on the other Mac, in effect. :)
     
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    Hopefully :) Wish me luck!
     
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    If you do get it running in Target Disc mode then copy the lot with SuperDuper, I used this program yesterday when upgrading my PowerBooks HD it is really good, and free :)

    Took about 2 hours though for my, full, 40 GB HD to be copied, think it was about 5.2 MB/s by firewire 400 to an external IDE drive.

    Once I had the new HD in my PowerBook I did a clean Tiger install and just connected the external drive by firewire when it asked if there was an old computer I wished to copy data from. On completion it was perfect, even the files were in the same place on the desktop and everything. Again took about 2 hours.
     
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    they are going to see the massive amount of porn. Sorry.

    But seriously, they have every right to look, since they are repairing it, but I doubt they will search your files/care.
     
  9. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can get it booted for 5 minutes at a time and then the logic board fails and crashes. I have been able to copy 2.09 gigs of data. The logic board iss not reading thisngs properly. It says I have 512 ram running at 0 mhz... Cocnut battery says my mac is 24338 months old or something but I think that is because the logic board is dating everything wrong. I am calling the local store. If it isn't fixed one more time Apple has promised me either a refurbished 1.83 Core Duo or whatever they have available in stock for my situation.

    I would be getting a refurbised one because I have a refurbished model.
     
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    It's been running strong for a half hour now. The hard drive gets hot now and then. Is my hard drive starting to fail?
     

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