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

    Jun 22, 2012
    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?

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  3. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    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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