My macbook pro (2012 retina) won't boot- Have to save my data so please help!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rob187, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Rob187 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    when i press the power button.
    1. Hear the tone
    2. Get grey screen with icon & spinning wheel
    3. The status bar flickers, then instantly dissapears.
    4. Computer goes off!
    I have also unsuccessfully tried to boot in safe mode. Same result.

    Please help me i have to save my data!!!

    I'm using mountain lion by the way!

    Any ideas? Suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    With another Thunderbolt equipped Mac and a TB cable you should be able to force your computer to start in Target Disk Mode and access your data that way.

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  3. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if this is late, but that means your hard drive is disconnected, go to an apple store, and if that doesn't work i HIGHLY recommend you to take it to a professional hard drive person to retrieve it, it costed me around 500 dollars, but its worth the money
     

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