Macbook harddrive crashed help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by devil4life409, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. devil4life409 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    My macbook's hard drive crashed and will not boot, I would like to get my information off of it. I do have a usb adapter that lets me plug it into a computer. Will the hard drive be accessible from a mac or windows pc, do I need a program to access the information or is it just plug and play.
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    If the hard drive is toast, then you're not likely to get anything off of it.

    You'll need a firewire cable, and to put the Mac in Target Mode. On a PC, you'd need to purchase and install MacDrive in order to even see the drive. Or, plug it into a Mac and the HD should mount on the desktop. Assuming the HD isn't toast.

    You should be starting with your Mac OS X Installation DVD and trying to "Repair Disk".
  3. devil4life409 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007

    Thanks I am going to try that tonight, will post on how it goes.

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