Apple Mac Mini Data Recovery

Apple Mac Mini Data Recovery

If your Mac Mini is not starting and just shows a folder on the screen with a question mark, chances are the hard drive has failed.

If you don’t have a current Time Machine backup, don’t panic we can recover your files from your Mac Mini

With the Apple Mac Mini we do charge an additional fee to remove the hard drive as there is no easy way to gain access to the drive.

The Apple Mac Mini contains one or two 2.5″ hard drives, the Mac Mini server has two hard drives.

If your Mac Mini is still under warranty we can still perform data recovery on the drive and Apple will still honour the warranty on the failed drive. Give us a call if this is an issue.

Your local Apple Store (Cabot Circus is the closest to us) will sometimes take your Mac Mini in for the warranty repair and give you the failed  hard drive so you can get the data recovered, (usually you have to wait for us to return the drive before the repair is completed).

With Mac Mini’s we do charge an additional fee to remove the hard drive as there is no easy way to gain access to the drive, also please check with Apple Genius first when there is a warranty issue on the rest of the hardware.

 

When submitting an Apple hard drive the type of details we find really useful are:

Was Filevault switched on? (file encryption, you have to switch this on)

What version of OSX is it i.e.  10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard,  10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion

What has been tried already?  This can make a difference to know in advance what has happened.

Has it been dropped?  

Has it got wet?

What files or folders are a priority, i.e.Pictures in the Jamie profile (iPhoto Library) or server shared files.

Just give us a call and we can recover the data from your Mac Mini


Remember - when affected by data loss issues - Don’t Panic!

Just switch if off and contact a specialist.

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