Need some help with two macbooks!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Spankenrear, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Spankenrear macrumors newbie

    Spankenrear

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    #1
    So my girlfriend's macbook got dropped about 2 feet to the ground and now she gets the "question mark" folder when she boots up. Hard drive fail I assume.

    Now I'm told there is an accelerometer in a macbook that stop the drive to prevent damage on a fall. Is this indeed true?

    Next question could I hook my macbook to hers with firewire and try checking the drive, force boot it or anything, at least attempt to save the files from it?

    Any help would be very appreciated, all her pics of her son are on the drive (no back up)

    Thanks.
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    Sounds like the hard drive. The accelerometer can help, but it's not a 100% guarantee.

    Here's how to do Target Disk Mode.
     
  3. Spankenrear thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spankenrear

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    Thanks for the reply. So is there a way to reset it or does it reset automatically?

    Can I just hook up the two macbooks and see her HD as a mounted drive running the OS on mine?
     
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    Yes. Read the Target Disk Mode article for more info.

    See if this article helps to get MacBook working after you transfer her files.

    Aside from this, I would check with Apple.
     

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