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I think. Right now I can't do anything as I am away. I try booting into Windows and just get a couple lines at the top of the screen. I'm on my two day old samsung 840 now that I cloned from a now-dead Hitachi HDD stock from my laptop. I made shadow copies using Windows' built in tool on a secondary drive. Is there a way to connect these to a Mac and recover the copies in OS X and image it back in case all else fails?

UPDATE: It booted normally after I left it. I forgot I disabled the GUI Boot in system configuration and I panicked. Sorry guys! Moderators, feel free to lock.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 6/14/13 at 6:41pm
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Throw it in a freezer for a day or two. It really does work no matter how unconventional it may sound. It should allow you a little extra bit of time to recover files but do it quick if you can.
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No, the HDD is beyond repair at this point. My issue is with the SSD not booting. Had the original drive survived then I would call Amazon or Samsung while still using the original drive, but as Murphy's Law states, "The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum." If I can boot from an eSATA port then it's a cable problem and I can replace my laptop with a desktop and a decent tablet.
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