Quick simple yes or no question. Enlighten me!! :)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reno404, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Reno404 macrumors member

    May 19, 2006
    Brussels, Yurop
    Hey guys.

    So today i woke up with the dreaded white screen - question mark booting problem. Inserted the OS X disc, started up pushing "c", and arrived in the disk utility.

    There, he can't find my BlackBook's hard drive.

    Does this mean it's dead, i should buy a new one, and all on it is lost?
  2. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    Usually that would mean that the HD is dead.

    Try booting up in Target mode (hold down the "t" key). If that works, you can connect it to another computer and examine the drive remotely.

    The good news is that MacBook drives can be replaced as easy as pie. They just slide out once you remove the battery. So if it has to be replaced or fixed it wont take any time to do it.

    The bad news is if the drive is toast and you don't have a backup, you will either lose everything or be paying a data recovery service a fortune to get it back.
  3. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
  4. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    you should be able to recover the data if you take it to a data recovery place.

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