Data Recovery from Dead MacBook Pro

“You were using MacBook Pro notebook installed with Snow Leopard operating system from few years, but suddenly one night the system displayed an image with a question mark in the middle of the flashing basic gray background, after which your MacBook Pro didn’t respond. As you knew nothing about the message, you enquired about this to your friend. Your friend said that your MacBook Pro hard drive is dead and needs to be replaced; you were ready to replace it but suddenly realized that dead hard drive has your precious data, which you haven’t backed up yet. You are wondering and searching on how do I retrieve data from dead MacBook Pro?”

MacBook Pro is a slim portable laptop manufactured by world popular Apple Inc. This Notebook has many advanced features through which users can perform multiple tasks in a very fast manner. MacBook Pro comes equipped with internal hard disk which facilitates users to store considerable amount of data such as business documents, music library, video clips, movie collections, precious photos and many others. However similar to other laptops even MacBook Pro may go dead or stop working at any point of time. Hard drive of MacBook Pro can go dead for number of causes as mentioned below:

  • Interruptions or errors while installing Mac operating system on your MacBook pro
  • Errors while creating or deleting Volumes i.e. while re-partitioning MacBook Pro hard drive
  • Sudden power surge while accessing data from Volumes on MacBook Pro hard disk
  • Formatting/re-formatting errors or application failure on MacBook Pro hard drive
  • Corruption of Volume header, catalog file and Apple Partition Map is another reason
  • Creation of bad sectors, failures of Mac operating, hard drive corruption and others

What to do after MacBook Pro goes dead?

It is very important to remove the dead hard drive from MacBook Pro laptop and store it in a safe place to avoid physical damage and utilize good Mac data recovery application such as Yodot Mac Data Recovery to rescue lost data from dead MacBook Pro.

MacBook Data Recovery Tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is the finest application to retrieve data from dead hard drive of MacBook Pro laptop. The software helps to easily know how to recover music from dead iPod, iPod classic, iPod Nano, along with other files such as pictures, videos, movies, documents, RAW images and many more. In addition to MacBook Pro, it can recover missing data from MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iMac and other Macintosh systems that work on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems. This software can be used to retrieve deleted or lost data lost from external hard disks, USB drives, iPods, memory cards and other storage drives on Mac OS.

Steps to get data from dead MacBook Pro:

Note: Before downloading the tool, connect dead MacBook Pro to healthy Mac system and then proceed with data recovery steps

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery from the website and install it to a healthy Mac desktop / laptop
  • Connect your dead MacBook Pro hard drive to the healthy computer and launch the software to follow its on screen steps
  • The software displays two option from the main screen  i.e. “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose “Volume Recovery” option to recover data from dead MacBook Pro hard drive
  • The application scans the whole Mac computer and displays all the logical as well as physical drives identified on Mac system
  • Choose the Volume that indicates your dead MacBook Pro and simply click on “Next” button
  • In this windows, you can choose file types that are to be recovered from dead MacBook Pro and click next or click on Skip option to select all file types by default
  • The software repeats the scanning process and displays all the deleted / lost data from the selected Volume
  • You can also preview the recovered files using “File Type View” and “Data View” options
  • Make use of “Save Recovery Session” option to save the scanned information and finally save the recovered files to any desired location on your Mac system
  • The tool also provides you the option to compress the recovered files to save Mac hard disk space


  • Don’t save the recovered files back to the same dead MacBook Pro hard drive
  • Do not try to repair your dead MacBook Pro by yourself which will cause further damage
  • Use the latest antivirus application to get rid of deadly viruses / malwares
  • Prior to any deletion check for the selected files twice or thrice

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