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Any chance to recover data from dead MacBook Pro hard drive?

My hard drive is dead and I have no backup of my data. I have an appointment with Apple on Friday to drop the computer off and the hard drive will be replaced (covered under Apple Care!) The tech I spoke to over the phone today asked me to hold down Control-Option-R-P while restarting. It ends up with a flashing folder with a question mark. The tech said it is definitely a hardware issue, not software, and it's plain bad luck as I didn't spill anything on the computer or drop it. But is there ANY chance of getting any of my data back?

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

You should be able to access your data after the hard drive cable is replaced.

Since the tech was certain that it was a hardware issue with your hard drive and you didn't drop or physically damage your Mac, your data should still be intact. Usually, it's a faulty hard drive cable that's causing all the trouble, and your data will be accessible after the cable is switched.

Suppose you experience data loss after repairing the hard drive, you can free download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to see if it can get your data back. This professional data recovery software can recover data from Intel-based (T2 Mac included) and Apple Silicon (M1 & M2) Macs running on major operating systems, from the latest macOS 13 Ventura to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

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