pls help....i broke my laptop....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by funkyc, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. funkyc macrumors regular

    funkyc

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    Sep 20, 2008
    #1
    hey all,
    dropped my old macbook the other day (yes big mistake) and broke off the screen.

    as i have some important files on it that i saved just after my last timecapsule backup (groan) i'd like to try and recover those files.

    not sure if the hdd is stuffed but i tried connecting it to an external monitor and it turns on fine but doesn't seem to load up.

    i also tried connecting it to another mbp i have around with a firewire cable and doing the 'holding down the T button while restarting' trick and it seems to be able to read the windows bootcamp partition but not the main partition where my files are stored.

    am i doing something wrong? what else can i try? pls help. thanks!
     
  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Jan 26, 2008
    #2
    I would remove the hard drive, place it in an external enclosure, and see if you can connect it to another computer.
     
  3. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    Oct 25, 2007
    #3
    You can do the same by using a FireWire cable and another Mac.

    Also, you can visit the Apple Store Genius Bar with an appointment and they can see if your hard drive is okay.
     

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