Ouch. Hard disks and filesystems do break, and sometime they break young.. and sometimes they last for 10 years (like my old Powerbook). If the file system can be repaired by reformatting then that it is good, but it could easily be a physical failure.
Hopefully you have a backup of your data with Time Machine, or even with a cloud service like Dropbox. If not, then you have some real problems.
by the way - if you Mac is that young, you are still covered by AppleCare. Give them a call.
Every new mac that i buy, do break faster than previous!!!
(and YES. My old "PowerBook G4 12 dvi" keep works fine too, PPC unbreakable )
But, in that case, I dont have a backup, I was planning to do it at coming weekend. no luck.
Disk utility says "save my data..." but dont say HOW.
The only solution in my mind is Target Disk Mode.
And i tryed...
• I have another iMac (white one latest 2007, running Leopard 10.5.8)
• 2 firewire 800 cables (they work, checked with WD mybook studio)
• I plug new iMac to white iMac via firewire, then i turn on crashed mac and put it in Target Disk Mode by holding T.
• firewire logo bouncing, but it doesn't mounted on white iMac ((
So I just cant Save My Data. Its ≈200 Gb of unique information (my graphic design files)
Apple not presented in my country yet, but we have authorized dealers, hope they wont bump me.
Any solution to mount TDM appreciated.
May be it could work, sorry i didn't read it in time.
On that moment Target Disk Mode was my only solution
Since it wasn't mount on second Mac i tryed to plug-out/plug-in the wire over 30 times
And when i decide to stop try, it finaly mount and i save my data to external drive that i connect to second Mac.
First Mac was in TDM so i hit power button, and by mistake i hit it twice…
in few seconds it start work, like no problem was at all. huh
Then i check permissions, and they was OK. Magic
Solved by holly ghost