Extracting Data from A MBP with No Video

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cheesefactory, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. cheesefactory macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010

    Recently my 3 year old MBP has lost its video capability. I took it to my local Apple store and apparently its a logic board issue which is going to cost $1400 to fix. Unfortunately I can't justify spending even more dough then I already have on the notebook for service.

    So.. what I'd like to do is extract my iTunes library and various other documents. This must be possible, but I'm not sure how to approach it.

    Currently the MBP boots just fine, and the only issue is video - so I'm hoping I can still extract the information without having to resort to removing the HDD.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    get yourself an external hard drive enclosure, drop in the one from your MBP, plug into another computer that can read that format (probably another mac) and take what you need. voila:)

    I don't really see why you would go through the hassle of NOT removing the HD.
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    If you have access to another Mac you can enter target disk mode and copy over all the files you want.
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Duh, why didn't I think of that. :(
  5. cheesefactory thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    I do have another mac, so target disc mode it is!

    Thanks for the help everyone.

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