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    Jul 10, 2008
    Data Recovery possible?
    I have a one year old iBook whose hard drive crashed completely. Tech support at my work says it's impossible to recover anything off of it, and they want to send it off for a replacement. I asked about those recovery service companies and the tech people told me they don't really work, that you end up paying thousands to recover your lost data with no guarantee they'll really get anything. Is this true? I'm sick over the loss of my photos and music, which weren't backed up...

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    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    From what I hear, the disk recovery companies are pretty good, but horrendously're looking at around $2000 or so. How much they can recover will depend on how, exactly the drive failed and how much damage there is.

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    iMac-Knight's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 31, 2008
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    Macbook mid level 2.2ghz 2gb ram, 120gb HD
    If the physical disks are in tact, recovery is possible. But as been noted, expensive. It depends on how valuable the data is, to if its worth it. I have heard of some, that have taken the platers out and put them in another drive and retrieved the data, if they aren't scratched.

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    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2004
    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    Does the drive spin? Does it make unusual noises?

    I've had some luck with an App called Data Rescue II.

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    Member Since
    Jul 10, 2008
    data recovery
    Thanks for the suggestions so far. The hard drive makes a clicking noise when the computer is on, and the screen just shows a folder with a question mark.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    NOTE: Thread moved to appropriate forum. Not just anything goes in Anything Goes
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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