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Need hard drive image. No video.

I'm having the dead video problem as well but don't care about the laptop itself. I am looking for a way to get the data off the hard drive without any video. Is there a way to do it remotely from another computer or perhaps pull the drive out and use an enclosure?

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Use Target mode. Hook it up to another Mac via a firewire cable and start it up holding down the "T" key. The hard drive icon will show up on the screen of the other Mac.

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you can pull the drive out install in an enclosure and use Linux or another mac to get your data. I am assuming you have no video of any sort.

You can also remote into the laptop, only if that option is currently setup. ( SSH etc).

You may also want to check out the nvidia recall for this laptop. ( you can check at the apple store to see if your laptop qualifies, if it does, it will be repaired for free).

Something i would look into, i have had a few laptops fixed under this recall and once done, would solve your current problem. ( Only takes couple days for apple store to replace the motherboard in most cases).

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