hard drive functioning in other models? (emergency data retrieval)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Opalias, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Opalias macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    Long story short. My infant daughter spilled water in my girlfriend's new macbook pro. It is not working. She's not recently back upped, and her exams are coming in two weeks, and she's got a paper to turn in this tuesday.

    So we need to get hold of what we can as soon as we can. I hope the hard drive isn't fried.

    We've got two other MacBooks at home. One 2007 model macbook, and one 2007 macbook pro. Will the damaged macbook pro's (2010) hard drive fit in any of those?

    My little sister has the same model as my girlfriend. I presume if it comes to that I can get hold of her computer and swap the hard drive to see if I can get to the data?

    Any special precautions if the above stuff goes? Like, can a damaged hard drive damage the other comps?

    Thanks in advance
  2. mape2k macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    I would simply get an external enclosure for the HDD of the damaged model. This way, you could connect it to any device via USB/FW and retrieve data as needed.

    Quicker and easier than trying to boot with the "damaged" HDD in another device.
  3. Opalias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Did you save the laptop or just the HD?

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