How to retrieve hard drive contents with a broken screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moconnor4, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. moconnor4 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know how I might be able to do this? If so please let me know in detail as I am not extremely mac savvy. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    Connect your Mac via a firewire cable to another Mac. Then start up your Mac (with the broken screen) while you hold down the T key.
    This will start it in "Target Disk mode". Through this, it will appear as firewire hard disk on the other Mac and you can get all your data off it.

    /Rupert
     
  3. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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  4. AndyK macrumors 6502a

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    Or remove the drive and stick it in an enclosure.
     
  5. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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