Macbook harddrive crashed help

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

  1. devil4life409 macrumors newbie

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    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

    yellow

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    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

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    Thanks

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

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