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    unable to load MBP
    hey guys today my mbp wouldnt load, rebooted with install disk and ran disk utility and the partition for my HD isnt listed. is my data dead or is there a way i can retrieve it?

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    Does the drive show up at all when you run disk utility from your install disk? If not, it may be a dead hard drive. Do you have access to another Mac? If you do, you may be able to hook it up to your MBP in target disk mode and see if you can get at your data. Of course if you have a backup, that's even better.

    Regards.

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    the disk shows up but the partition doesnt, tomorrow i should be hooking it up to a mates mac to see if i can get at the data

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    is it true that if you connect two macs via firewire you can browse the other's hard disk, if so do you reckon that may work in my scenario

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    all in all this MBP was only bought in december, do you think the HD itself may be defective

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    Quote Originally Posted by liambauckham View Post
    is it true that if you connect two macs via firewire you can browse the other's hard disk, if so do you reckon that may work in my scenario
    It's true. Start healthy one normally and sick one in target mode ...

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    its showing the hard drive but no partitions, so unable to go into target drive mode etc

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    got it back from the shop today hard drive was completely messed up, and no data could be retrieved

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