Dead Macbook Drive

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  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    I have a dead Macbook it will not charge nor will start up, Magsafe light very dim. It is quite an old machine that has been well used so good for scrap so to speak.

    New Macbook on order :)

    What I want to know is what do I need to connect the HD from the trashed machine which I know is OK to connect it to the new back Macbook so I can copy stuff across to the new machine, or even boot from it ?
     
  2. bibyfok, Apr 2, 2015
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    bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    Can you try to start the computer using the T + powerbutton? If so, just plug a Firewire cable and use it as a TARGET device. (Google how to connect it to your new comp. as there will be no new machine with Firewire)
    If the machine does not start you will need to dissemble the back, and take the HDD to an external enclosure.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Amazon is your friend

    But best buy or similar will have them in store.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...sb+enclosure,aps,144&rh=i:aps,k:usb+enclosure
     
  4. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    No the machine is DEAD and I do know how to remove the drive, thanks though.
     
  5. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    No worries

    Glad to help.
     
  7. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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