No boot, looking to retrieve data before my genius bar appt...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wrkoch, May 11, 2009.

  1. wrkoch macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    Boulder CO
    To the Mac gods...

    Here's the low down, my MBP would not boot past the grey apple logo with the gear spinning. I think it froze or something and my girlfriend just shut it off. I'm not sure if this is it or not because there is a weird buzzing/flicking noise coming from the hard drive, leading me to believe it's toast.

    Long story short i have apple care and setup an appt tonight at 8pm. I'm looking to back up any data i can before then. What should i do?

    would it be best to connect it to my Mac Pro and setup in target disk mode?
    Should I load something on to my USB drive and boot from that?

    I would appreciate any help and recommendation of programs preferable free but will be willing to purchase one if needed. thanks in advance.

  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    I would have a go at target disk mode and save as much as you can onto your macpro/ external hard drive

    Good Luck with your appointment!!

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