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extract HDD from broken macbook pro

by myallygirl / March 12, 2013 11:32 AM PDT

I have a water damaged macbook pro that wont start up and i want to extract the files to put on my new macbook. How can i do this without paying someone to do it for me?

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Remove the Hard Drive
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 9:47 PM PDT

and put it into a USB enclosure.
Connect it to another Mac and it will appear on the desktop.
Recover files as required


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Water damaged Macbook pro
by sabusforms / March 29, 2013 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Remove the Hard Drive

I also had a water damaged MB Pro. Rang my insurance company who advised I could claim on my household policy under "water damage". They replaced it for $100 excess with a brand new Pro & when I asked for the old h/drive because it contained all my old files, they agreed & I got it delivered with the new PRO & put in in an external enclosure & happily got all my old files.
Worthwhile checking your insurance policy or ring them & enquire

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Nice one,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 29, 2013 11:13 PM PDT

Are you in the U.S. or elsewhere?

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Water damaged Macbook Pro
by sabusforms / March 30, 2013 8:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Nice one,

Hi Mr macfixit, I'm in Adelaide, South Australia. Maybe our household Insurance policies are different to where you are. (i assume you reside in the US) . Most of our household insurance policies include "water damage " clauses. regards, sabusforms

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I'll have to check mine,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 30, 2013 11:39 PM PDT

we get quite a few water damage questions on here so your suggestion may work, at least for some of them.

Yes, I'm in the US

Thanks.

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