Repair Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kcshoots, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. kcshoots macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2015
    I need some recommendations for repairing my 2010Mac Pro. I was backing it up and it shut down. Now it opens halfway and shuts itself off. I brought it to Apple in NC, no luck. They recommended a possible wipe. I don't want to remove 5 years of my photos, etc.
    Any recommendations on an EXCELLENT service please for repairing?
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    Don't be silly.

    Create a 2nd OS install via another HD or SSD or FireWire disk mode.

    Instantly you will know if it is hardware or software.

    Never a reason to "Wipe" a drive.
  3. VAGDesign macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2014
    Try to find another Intel based Mac and connect them directly through Firewire Cable.
    Boot on the other Mac, connect the cable with the Mac Pro.
    Now boot your Mac Pro and after the boot chime press and hold "T" on it's keyboard.

    Normally a new drive on the working Mac will appear on Desktop with FireWire Icon. If all went OK, you will be able to backup your files and documents to another drive and then you will be able with a Installation DVD to install and wipe the old drive or replace it with a new one if it's faulty.

    I hope this helps, Good luck!
  4. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    Why didn't they just net boot it and pull your stuff off?
  5. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    Invest in some drives for backup, and then rotate those backup sets.

    Don't rely just on TimeMachine.
    If I were you I would use Carbon Copy Cloner for the system, and again for each data drive.
    5 years to me means overdue for a new boot drive and data drive and use the current 5 yr old drives as "in addition to" your (new) backup strategy.

    One nice thing CCC can do is an integrity check of files copied. Disk Utility only looks at the directory and not the actual files themselves.

    And if you do need to recover files on a drive that won't mount, there is also demo for Prosoft's Data Rescue 4.
  6. haralds macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2014
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I would second that notion. CarbonCopy is awesome! I have an external USB 3 drive hooked to my system and CCC clones to it every night at 1:00am.

    I still use TimeMachine for versioning. But CCC is much faster at repairing or restoring my 3TB main system disk (Fusion drive.) And I like the redundancy.

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