MBP Hard drive fail, time machine wont mount

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbadluck, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. macbadluck macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
    Not only did my MBP hard drive just stop working, but I needed to get the files off of my time machine backup on my other mac. My other mac was running very slow so I upgraded it to SL. After I upgraded, I plugged my 1TB WD hard drive into it and it does not recognize the hard drive. It worked find before I did the upgrade. So I borrowed my neighbors mac and plugged my time machine into her laptop running straight leapord and it also failed to mount. It is almost like plugging it into the computer with SL unmounted the disk inside the casing. It happened to both of my time machine backup drives.. Help. If I can not get these drives to work, I have lost 2 years worth of data that I backed up in two places. Has anyone else had a similar problem. Any help would be great.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What does Disk Utility show?

    Also even if mounting the drives will not work, you data is not lost, as it still resides on the HDD. There are several tools to recover the data, like Data Rescue or Disk Warrior or Tech Tools Pro.

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