Mac Mini - Hardrive crash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xadmz, May 10, 2009.

  1. xadmz macrumors newbie

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    I was recently using my computer the other day which is a mac mini. I left it on and came back to use it and when I just clicked the mouse the screen froze. I tried using Ctrl-Alt-Esc but nothing worked so I just turned off the computer. I rebooted it again and I hear a clicking noise and the computer wont load, just a blank white screen. Repeated the same thing multiple times and still the same. Unfortunatley for me I didn't make a backup of the hard drive. I brought the computer into the apple store to get it fixed.

    I wanted to know if there is any way to salvage(data recovery) any of the files from the hardrive or someway to recover them. I looked at how much it costs to do a data recovery and the price seems way to expensive.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Data recovery is expensive because it is a very involved process, and there is no way around it if the computer doesn't recognize the drive.
     
  3. xadmz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could a program like Data Rescue II work to recover the files.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    If the drive is dead, then no. That works best for deleted files.
     
  5. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    He can give it a shot. It was able to recover almost 10gb of data from my friend's clicking and unable to boot 100gb ATA drive in his powerbook about 2 years ago the first time I ever used it.

    Don't ask me how it did it, but it did, I was VERY surprised.
     
  6. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    I normally put clicking drives in a static back then into a freezer back then yes into the freezer. That technique has worked a few times for me
     

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