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Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:08 PM   #1
Islandguy
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Backup HDD on a dead MacBook

I have a 2008 unibody MacBook that has a bad logic board. Before having Apple replace the logic board for $280 I want to back up the HDD. My wife has a MacBook as well. They are both running Mountain Lion 10.8. Can I remove the HDD from the bad MB and somehow attach it to my wife's MB with some type of sled and then make a backup of the HDD?
Thanks for any help!
Jim

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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"Can I remove the HDD from the bad MB and somehow attach it to my wife's MB with some type of sled and then make a backup of the HDD?"

Assuming you can take the drive OUT of the MacBook, I would suggest one of these gadgets (for about $20-25):
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...usb3+sata+dock
(many items shown, they all work the same, just pick one you like that's cheap)

A USB/SATA dock will prove to be a very handy device to have around. You can put a "bare" drive in and use it as a backup drive. You can even boot from these (just as if it were an external drive enclosure). And the price is right, too.
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