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    Mac laptop grey screen of death

    My son's laptop won't function, just shows the 'grey screen of death' - presumably equivalent to Windows blue death screen. He works away from home so I can't actually see the thing but has anyone any ideas for recovery (he's got some important job files he was working on). Yes I know he should've backed up etc etc.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.

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    Re: Mac laptop grey screen of death

    You might want to post make and model info
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    Re: Mac laptop grey screen of death

    But i thought Mac just work and don't crash ? If its really important, until he gets it fixed could he not just take out his HDD and stick it in another Mac and transfer the files to a Pen drive or something ?
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    Re: Mac laptop grey screen of death

    yes, all lies, I tell you, all lies!



    over on the DV Doctor forums, some peeps (all lies I tell you!!!) have been having GSOD after updating to Snow Leopard. Apple is looking into it, apparently, and seems not an unknown problem

    sigh - if only people stuck to Windows.......

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    Re: Mac laptop grey screen of death

    Thanks Yosh & Terbinator,
    Have suggested the straight drive swap to another laptop to start
    Ta again

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    Re: Mac laptop grey screen of death

    if u happen to have another mac with a firewire assuming the macbook has a firewire port too. u can boot up the macbook just like an external drive to copy out the files you need. google it and you will understand what i mean

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