My daughter spilled rum into her MacBook, and it has died. No screen, no proper boot, just a ping when first turned on.
The harddrive did survive, but when I attach it to my Mac mini, there are no files of note in her Users/hername directory.
Same for her timemachine backup hard drive.
I can access both HD via USB adapter, but can't find any information on them.
- Does filevault protect only her Users files? everything else appears to be unencrypted and fine, although the Mac mini of course won't actually boot her version of Mac OS X.
- When I perform a recovery, I can restore her files to my Mac Mini, which gives me a login under her password and user name. Still no files in the Users/hername folder.
- If not a filevault issue, any idea what could have happened
- If it is a filevault issue, how do I recover if the original Macbook is dead?