2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2013 2:33 PM by danhoo16
danhoo16 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.  Last week it crashed.  I've tried two different rescue disks and neither one even shows the presence of a hard drive on my device.  Is there a way to restore?  Thanks.  Dan

MacBook Pro
  • WZZZ Level 6 (12,855 points)

    If the drive has totally failed you may be in for a very expensive recovery, which will involve removing the drive and bringing it to such a service. Can't recommend one, but Google for that.


    Not sure how true this is, but I've heard that leaving the drive in a refrigerator freezer (preferably packed in an airtight plastic bag with silica gel--or, without silica gel, at least triple wrapped to avoid condensation) may sometimes (rarely?) temporarily bring it back to life, long enough to get the data off it.

  • danhoo16 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry it took a while to get back to you.  Tried a couple of recovery disks, no luck.  I bought a new drive, should be here by the end of the week.  I spoke with several people who all agreed with you on the freezer idea, so that's where the old drive is for a few days.  Thanks again for your response & help.  Wish me luck!