Dana Stibolt

February 2024

Another successful Vintage Mac data recovery: A PowerBook G4 from 2003!A

A MacMedics customer asked us to recover the data off this PowerNook G4 12-inch from 2003. They had taken it to another shop where they couldn’t figure out how to take it apart and actually broke the Mac’s case. Also, some of the screws were missing (not cool). This particular Mac is notoriously difficult to […]

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I have used this trick to save customers’ data thousands of times! Now, it’s no longer possible!

MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch destroyed by ex-life-partner! This MacBook Pro 2012 15” was unfortunately destroyed by a MacMedics customer’s ex-life-partner. We don’t know the story behind the devasting damage (I checked to see if it still powered on, but it did not), but the good news is that I could remove the SATA hard drive,

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“Trust, but verify” your Mac’s Time Machine backup drive!

“Trust, but verify” your Mac’s Time Machine backup drive! This high-quality G-Tech hard drive was used for Time Machine in 2015 but was re-used from their previous Mac. However, it died somewhere along the way and stopped backing up. I wanted to get a reading on how many hours it had been in service, but

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