please tell me not to panic!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Davidsilence, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Davidsilence macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Brighton UK
    Hi there,
    my 6month old rMBP is currently being fixed by apple, it was experiencing loads of kernel panics, loud fans and rubbish battery life, turns out the logic board is faulty and it's being replaced.

    I backed up my machine using Time Machine and took it into the store, whereby they took it in and asked me to wipe the hard drive, which i did.

    I had an old macbook pro at home which i was planning on using as a backup machine but during the migration of the TM backup the hard drive fell on its side, its a seagate 2tb expansion. now it won't mount, have tried Data recovery, disk warrior etc,... nothing i get this hard drive is not readable by this computer message, so it sees it but nothing else, the hard drive makes a beeping sound.

    The question is how possible will it be to recover the wiped SSD in the rMBP, I know that disk erase only deletes the links so the data should be there right?

    Am heading into the store at day break to see what can be done but just wanted to prepare myself either way.

    thanks for looking
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    This is why you have more than 2 copies of the backup.

    Hopefully it's just a case of a loose connector, can you take apart the drive and check?
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
  4. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Beeping sound usually is not a good sign. That's usually from the drive itself indicating a failure.
  5. ducatiti macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    There is a specialized company that can retrieve your data but will cost you $$$$, worst case scenario.
  6. raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    If you're lucky, it's just a stuck head. During free-fall and impacts, drives are designed to lock the heads away from the spindle. If that's the case, you can pay a data recovery company a lot of money to free the head. If not, you can pay the company a lot more money to recover your data. However, if the drive is still visible, you might be able to get it to mount on Linux (a long shot, though).

    As for the SSD, your only option, if you get it back without overwritten data, would be a software recovery company. Either way, your data will set you back.

    I'm sorry.


    EDIT: Keep the Seagate drive aside for the meanwhile. Don't try to use it; pushing it might lead to further damage. Consult a data recovery firm via phone. They'll most likely be able to give you a quote if you explain your situation.
  7. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

    I do have to agree that you should double check that it's not just a loose cable. Do not use the SSD if you want to have a chance to recover data on it.
  8. Orr macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2013
    Run for the hills. Try not to knock anything else over on the way there.

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