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

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    Boulder CO
    #1
    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?
    or
    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.

    Bill
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    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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