White Screen of Death!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Neo110503, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Neo110503 macrumors regular

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    So my girlfriend got the white screen and is flipping a ****, i had her run a hardware test and it's the HD. Would i still be able to boot in FireWire Target Disk mode and salvage her documents. She just graduated and is thinking about going to grad school and would have no writing samples to show.



    P.S. i've been telling her for awhile to get an external for TM
     
  2. Neo110503 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well she just got the exclamation point folder. So i'm guessing it's a no.
     
  3. Neo110503 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No one knows. I think she got the folder because she booted with a DVD.
     
  4. Neo110503 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the bad news arrived that we could not get her info off of her HD because it was not mounting. The even tried to connect it to another computer and get the info off that way. Excellent experience @ the Genius bar.
     
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    I promote backing up more than I evangelize macs. Nobody seems to understand the value of their data, until they lose it...
     
  7. Neo110503 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea that is what the genius said and what i have been telling her. Her brothers did the same not too long ago. I had her buy me an external for Christmas last year, i guess i should have looked for a twofer
     

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