Dead Aluminum Unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Islandguy, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Islandguy macrumors newbie

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    Had my unibody MB sitting in my backpack for a week. When I pulled it out it was hot. Must have been in sleep mode? Anyway tried to start it and all it will do is start up and then turn off. I have tried swapping out the ram, booting into safe mode, recovery mode, a bootable usb drive, pulled out the battery and tried with just the power brick. I think the logic board is toast. The Apple store told me they would send it out for $280 and replace the logic board. So will probably do that. I don't want to send it out with a fully loaded HD...too much information on it. So here is my problem...how can I back up my HD to another drive using superduper...I do have another macbook available to me. Is there a way I can use my wife's macbook, plug in an external HD for back up purposes and then pull the HD out of my bad MB and put it into a "sled" then somehow manipulate the backup through my wife's macbook? AARGH...
    Jim
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Ouch. Sorry to hear of your situation. What you need is a SATA adapter. Handy to keep around.

    On Amazon
     
  3. Islandguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that looks like it will serve my purpose.

    Jim
     
  4. jezzy macrumors member

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    just take out the hd. they don't need it to replace the logic board.

    it's simple to do!
     
  5. Islandguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess that would be a lot easier to do!
     

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