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Apple Mac HDD Read and Writing Problems:

Now that more of us than ever are turning to Macs from Windows-based PCs, the number of queries we find ourselves answering as a result has increased. As an all-in-one unit the Apple Mac can be left in the corner if the hard drive fails so every effort should be undertaken to reduce the likelihood of a hard drive failure whenever possible. It is not just the physical damage to the hard drive that should be considered though. There is also damage that can be done by installing peripheral devices without first ensuring the chances of a conflict are as low as possible.

OS Not Recognising Primary HDD on Boot Up:

If you have switched on your Apple Mac and discovered a symbol on the screen against a blue or grey background then you may be experiencing your Mac’s inability to read the hard drive. This can the result of a variety of different problems and some of the solutions offered online (should you choose to explore forums etc.) include reformatting or trying to boot from Recovery Mode which can involve the complete loss of data. If you have tried booting up and discovered this then before you take any further action contact us at Manchester Data Recovery.

Mac Hard Drive Failure on Replacing Drive:

Problems may occur as a result of physical failures to your Apple Mac hard drive. In particular these may leave you unable to access any of the data already saved to the drive. And if you have been unfortunate enough not to be able to perform a backup then you may be left with a difficult decision to make. Do you attempt to replace the drive and start again or do you try and have the data recovered? Physical problems such as broken spindles mean that your hard drive will not spin up or indeed may continue to do nothing other than spin. Just because a hard drive makes a sound as though it is working this does not necessarily mean that it is. It is not unheard of for an Apple Mac owner to have a disk replaced and have the original disk installed in another Mac only to find it will not function there so before you decide upon this course of action contact us at Manchester Data Recovery and we will give you our expert opinion as to whether the disk is beyond repair and can discuss your options for data recovery.

Apple Mac Firmware Issues When Replacing Motherboard:

Firmware programs are not just written by the manufacturer of the computer you are using but also by the manufacturers of the various components used in their build. While an Apple Mac’s firmware may run correctly some third party firmware may not and may need reinstalling or updating should a problem arise. In these instances replacing firmware may cause additional problems especially when it comes to hard drives and motherboard compatibility. If you are experiencing difficulty installing or reinstalling firmware then contact us at Manchester Data Recovery and we will help diagnose the problem or at the very least help you recover data from a hard drive malfunctioning due to firmware issues.

Mac OS Inability to Read Drive After New or Reinstall:

Some Mac users we have assisted have had problems when it comes to accessing their hard drive after a new installation of OS. This may be the result of an incorrect format or because the drive partition has failed leaving errors spread over a wide area of the disk. These problems are caused by what are known as logical errors; this is when the software is corrupted or unable to write the necessary files to the right place. We have 15-years of experience dealing with such problems and ask that you contact us before trying another installation which may result in the loss of your data on a permanent basis

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I have a 2008 Macbook air which is stuck in hibernation, or has frozen in hibernation so that I can’t wake it up. I have been using the laptop as a study aid, and so there is a lot of data on the drive that I want to preserve. The problems started when I was studying, and was looking partly at the computer, and partly at some study books. I looked up at the laptop after reading a few pages of the books, and found that the screen was blank. Neither the mouse nor any of the keys will wake up the system, and I also found that I can’t turn it off through the power button. I disconnected the power cord, but when I put that back in, the computer is still stuck on that screen. I really need to get back onto the computer, as it has a lot of data that I need for my studies, plus an essay which is half-way through being written. Most of it was saved, but I need to be able to access it in order to complete it by the deadline.


I have a Macbook Air from Apple, which was working fine until recently. The problem is that the hard drive appears to be showing a much smaller storage space than I really have available, and yet when I go into the folder to view all of my saved files, I can only see a couple of folders with computer software on. The drive, which was an 80gb hard drive, is now only showing slightly more than 25gb, and of that only 800mg is available. I have the system set up in a two-disk partition, or a RAID 0 partition, so I know that takes up more space, but I don’t understand where the files and folders from the drive have gone. Surely there should be more files on the drive, not less? I need to be able to recover some of that data, as it contains important work files which have not been backed up, and I don’t want to lose these files in particular.

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