MB Hard drive busted

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  1. chec

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    i dont know how it happened but apparently my 160gb hdd which came with my black macbook is busted, nung una nag hhang sya madalas then ngayon it just doesnt start up...hanggang dun lang sa apple logo then it will shut down, accdg sa mga nabasa ko, hdd problem daw....my windows partition still works (nag hhang din paminsan)

    question:

    1) hdd ba talaga yung prob or possibly logic board?
    2) is there any chance na ma-back up ko yung files ko?

    thank you!
     
  2. johannes

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    What some folks do is they just instruct the service center to backup/retrieve their files for them before dismantling/replacing anything.

    Another alternative is to have someone--a friend, perhaps--to try to access your Mac via FireWire.
     
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    i think it's just the os that is busted. If you have the install cd, try to boot using that
     
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    i suspect it's the OS first
     
  5. chec

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    tried booting from install dvd, it just prompts me to install the OS...i just wanna access my files and back up them asap then do a clean install
     
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    Try accessing your drive using Target Mode:

    If you have access to a second Mac (with firewire400), get a Firewire400 cable, Turn off your BlackBook. Press the "T" key on your blackbook and keep it pressed. Turn on your BlackBook. When you see the Firewire logo on the screen, let go of the "T" key.

    Connect the firewire cable to the BlackBook, and the other end to another Mac with FireWire. See if your hard drive mounts.

    If it mounts (you see it on the desktop of the other Mac), copy the files that you want to back up.

    Once you've backed up your important files, eject the BlackBook and turn it off. Unplug the FireWire cable. Do an Erase and install or an Archive and Install if you can.

    Copy the files back either through network or using the Target Mode process described above.
     
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    malamang may tama na hd nyan , hopefully warranty pa mac mo and you got everything backed up :-SS
     
  8. mark_17

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    do an "archive and install" installation of OS X... it will re-install OS X without deleting your files/programs.
     
  9. chec

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    sana ma-back up...almost all my work's there

    oh btw...when i press "option key" sa startup to use the windows partition, the osx hd still mounts...sana di ganun ka lala yung amats ng hd
     
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    if still mounts, you could probably recover your files..but i suggest you do any of the methods mentioned quickly..the best way if its still under warranty is to have it checked in an authorized apple center, let them recover your files first and then have them diagnose the problem..
     

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