[DogParkList] Missing OS X already...
myles at dti.net
Fri Aug 26 05:35:44 EDT 2005
sory to hear about your mac troubles, yes Don is correct, i had some
simular problems getting a lightning hit .
however i was able to recover all my data .
I happened to have a powerbook, which is a nightmare to dissasssemble.
I'll email you directly a web site i have at the office, that
describes how to take apart most machines, however i must warn you
that i was told the ibook is simular to the pb in that they are both
very difficult to take apart
i had a apple cert person w/experience taking them apart spend hours
doing it i supervised so he wasn't wasting time or unskilled.
(i also have a ibook)
the keyboard on the ibook removes easily, on the top part of the
number keys are to 'blank things' they are keybd snaps you can
easily remove the keyboard. if your hasa screw in the middle it's
usually loose, but it's not a real screw it's like a 1/2 turn thing
some also have magnets holding it in
rather than just water, wich certain components should never see like
the drives buy some professional cleaners like superwash or equivalant
make sure the battery is removed immediately even if you don't fix it
you can also google ibook dissembly how to
their are many sites
My best advice would be for you to have a apple authorized place that
is familiar w/ibooks work on your machine, it won't be cheep
I'd doubt the data on the hd is bad your hope of recovering it is
prob betther than 95%
the apple store also has a 'data recovery' service, t's a 1st step
they have 2 kinds one might involve trying to boot your machine asa
afirewire drive and porting your data over to another disk or
machine est $150
apple stores won't typically open notebooks, i could be wrong about
the ones in your area the nyc ones won't for certain
if you send the notebook back to apple they typically won't return to
u the 'bad' part in this case a harddrive, BE WARNED which you could
then send to a data recovery place I found lazerous the cheepest
drive savers had high ratings but never used either.
your best alternative if the store cant 'fix' it there or recover the
data is to have them recomend to you a apple ibook certified repair
shop or person they keep a list so does the 800#
those guys can attempt a repair, prob should do it w/ a cleaning,
and if not they can just remove the HD for you put it into a fw
case try to read it, if not your last hope might be a drive repair
place they will charge anywhere from 400-2000 your situation
i'd guess more towards the low end
wish you the best of luck i'll email u the repair url page later
when at office
do you use ehams or lotw ? if so you might have some data retrievable
On Aug 26, 2005, at 12:30 AM, Steve Hellyer wrote:
> Hi John,
> I would bet that the drive is fine and all your data is intact.
> Hard drives are air-tight sealed so no chance water ever getting in.
> I would try that drive in another Mac or in a firewire drive
> enclosure. If that didn't work a local data recovery place could
> easily get the file you want but it not cheap.
> Hope it works out! And wish you happier times!
> Steve - VA3SPH
> On 25-Aug-05, at 11:04 PM, dogparklist-request at dogparksoftware.com
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 22:51:02 -0400
>> Subject: [DogParkList] Missing OS X already...
>> To: dogparklist at dogparksoftware.com
>> Message-ID: <1125024662.2800.13.camel at localhost.localdomain>
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>> Well Gang,
>> I had a major disaster two days ago with my G3 iBook. I spilled a
>> cup of
>> water on the keyboard of the iBook, and everyone can visualize the
>> results :-(
>> I had an old PC sitting elsewhere in my basement, awaiting disposal,
>> that I have running to help me limp along. I installed Debian
>> Linux on
>> it, and boy do I miss OS X. Getting everything installed and
>> has been a full time job on top of my full time job. I also
>> violated the
>> cardinal rule of computing, namely backup,backup, backup. I lost
>> all my
>> Dog Park apps (replaceable) but I lost my radio logs
>> (irreplaceable). If
>> you have .Mac, make sure you copy your Mac Logger DX log to your
>> like I did not.
>> I'm running Predict for sat ops, and while it's a pretty good
>> IT AIN'T NO Mac Doppler Pro.
>> Tommorrow, I'll head up to the Apple store to find out if my beloved
>> iBook is repairable, or totaled. Those of you so blessed, hug you Mac
>> and give thanks.
>> John AA2BN
>> P.S. If the iBook is toast, I may leave the store with a Mac Mini.
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 23:04:38 -0400
>> From: Don Agro <dagro at dogparksoftware.com>
>> Subject: Re: [DogParkList] Missing OS X already...
>> To: John Zaruba Jr <aa2bn at comcast.net>
>> Cc: dogparklist at dogparksoftware.com
>> <37A255E7-38C8-42B7-8A7F-96EA7CD6866A at dogparksoftware.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
>> Hi John,
>> On 25-Aug-05, at 10:51 PM, John Zaruba Jr wrote:
>>> I had a major disaster two days ago with my G3 iBook. I spilled a
>>> cup of
>>> water on the keyboard of the iBook, and everyone can visualize the
>>> results :-(
>> Ouch !
>>> I had an old PC sitting elsewhere in my basement, awaiting disposal,
>>> that I have running to help me limp along. I installed Debian
>>> Linux on
>>> it, and boy do I miss OS X. Getting everything installed and
>>> has been a full time job on top of my full time job. I also
>>> violated the
>>> cardinal rule of computing, namely backup,backup, backup. I lost
>>> all my
>>> Dog Park apps (replaceable) but I lost my radio logs
>>> (irreplaceable). If
>>> you have .Mac, make sure you copy your Mac Logger DX log to your
>>> like I did not.
>> The data on the HD may be recoverable even if the iBook is not. Small
>> comfort I know, but your personal data is the hardest to replace. I
>> think Myles (N2EHG) recently had a HD disaster due to lightning - he
>> may have some advice on HD data recovery.
>> 73 Don Agro VE3VRW
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