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

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

  1. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    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


    Jan 26, 2008
    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

    Oct 25, 2007
    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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