Macbook pro dropped, seems like hard drive damaged , few questions about it ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bindudhindsa, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. bindudhindsa macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    I have Macbook pro which was dropped real bad. its booting up but seems like its hard drive is gone. Do we have any hard drive test built in macbook pro. I am helping my friend to fix it. He mentioned he made a time capsule backup in an external hard drive. If in any case we need to replace the hard drive is their any way to retrieve the backup from external hard he created. I am trying to retrieve any information from current hard drive. but he is worrying more about if we can make it live again with new hard drive.
    Please help
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Apple Hardware Test or Disk Utility.
    Guide on how to use Disk Utility from the restore / installation DVD.

    Via Setup / Migration Assistant or browsing the backup via Mac OS X.
    Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant information:
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    not very clear about what's going on here.

    so we have:
    -broken MBP
    -TC backup on a safe/non broken drive?
    -panicking friend

    does the machine boot from disk/boot at all?

    EDIT: Above answer is better.
  4. bindudhindsa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    so far i have tried running AHT on my friends macbook pro but i waited for about 10 hrs but it just stuck at the hardware diagnostic screen. I removed the hard drive from macbook pro and tried it in a acer laptop and ran hard drive test. Test showed that hard drive was damaged. Now my friend said he made a time capsule backup on an external seagate hard drive. Now i am planning to try a new hard drive, install OS and then running time capsule recovery from external hard drive. Can i do that ?? or would it be any complication in this procedure ?

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