Try Target Disk Mode - depending on your Mac models, you may need an adapter.
Thunderbolt or FireWire Target Disk Mode:
FireWire Target Disk Mode:
If you can mount the MacBook Air's disk remotely, you may be able to retrieve its contents. If not, try Disk Utility again from the other Mac.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
The Air does only have Thunderbolt and I do not have a Thunderbolt cable. My own Mac has only USB or Firewire. So I am not able to connect those two Laptops. Will I be able to copy the data from the broken Air HD when I have a proper connection cable?
If the disk is damaged you are almost certain to have lost some data already and there is no guarantee you will even get it to mount. Without a backup, your goal is to recover as much data as possible.
You can buy this Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter to connect the two Macs:
... and an appropriate FireWire 800 cable.
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