Getting data from DEAD MBP late 2013

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  1. appledrone macrumors regular

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    Hi all, I have a late 2013 Retina MBP which was working fine until the battery suddenly failed but would work using the charger, that's stopped working now (no lights on the charger etc) I suspect the logic board has failed. I have purchased a new Touch Bar MBP, is there a way that I can get the data from the dead unit using a cable? Im capable of removing the drive from the old one but enclosures for it look expensive etc.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Using a m.2 Sintech adapter and nvme enclosure may be the cheapest method unless you know someone who has a Mac that is compatible with the SSD drive.

    If the drive is encrypted, data retrieval may be a challenge too.
     
  3. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    If this happened to me, the answer would be to get it off one of my Time Machine backups.

    Apple gives you this really nice backup software - everyone should be using it.
     
  4. appledrone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this, the user account has password but apart from this I don’t think any other encryption is in place, would it just show up as external drive on new Mac?
     
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Yes, and you should be able to boot from that (now external) drive as well.
     

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