Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to KidShad)
Disk Warrior is your best bet but backing up data after a HDD has failed is like putting oil & water into a blown engine....it's too late. If DW cannot help then you can go to a data recovery service, expect prices to be $500-$2000+.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
rkaufmann87, thx for replying. I went back to the Apple Store seeing that they are the only retailer around here that may carry DW. Unfortunately they did not have it in the store and I spoke to the same Genius, he mentioned that he used DW in diagnosing my hardware failure and the light was red indicating that it could not be repaired. I kind of felt hopeful in the fact that DW saw it booting up from a different OS. If it did see it, then I could potentially see it again booted from a different drive.
I went home to see if I could install the OS X on my external hard drive. As soon as I turned on my iMac, it displayed the apple icon with a load bar (it was slow). It took a bit, but it booted up without the OS X cd's help! I connected my external drive and am now plopping anything I can into it. Will report on the final result... I wonder if DW auto-fixed something even though it did find something unrepairable?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 8:49 PM (in response to KidShad)
You may get luck after all, let us know.