Help :( can data transfer be possible still?

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  1. GabbbyyyMassacre macrumors newbie

    GabbbyyyMassacre

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    So I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2012 and I spilled orange juice on It. It turns on and all but the mouse acts crazy and starts clicking everything. Sometimes it will work for a few minutes before the mouse starts to act up again. I took it in to a Mac store and they said it had water damage and they have to replace it all. I took it to geek squad to see if maybe they can transfer my data to "my pass port for Mac" but they couldn't touch it because of apples policy. He mentioned a third party that's certified by apple? Does anyone have any suggestions or know any places that could transfer my photos and notes and videos to the USB before I hand it into Mac and wipe out all my memories? :(
     
  2. maerz001, May 9, 2018
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    A professional shop or you can put the ssd in a external enclosure and connect it via USB to a PC

    Or if it still starts try migration assist on the new machine
     
  3. GabbbyyyMassacre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm know of any good ones In California? I've never heard or done that before. Could you explain more on that? I don't really know much about computers other than the common things.
     
  4. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Ok than DIY probably not;)
    google for a repair shop in your area. I'm from Croatia so I can't recommend one
    But Apple shop probably also does it

    For the migration assist:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204350
     
  5. GabbbyyyMassacre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went to apple and they said I couldn't save anything on It. I wasn't convinced with that. Do you know how to do the external enclosure ?
     
  6. maerz001, May 10, 2018
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    Yes, like maerz001 said, get your drive out of your laptop and put it in an external enclosure.

    If you follow the video in the post above (and there are many other such videos on YouTube), the whole procedure should take you no more than 15-20 minutes. Should be pretty straightforward. Just be slow and cautious.

    Then, once you have the drive in the enclosure, you can hook it up to another computer via USB, just like you would plug in a little USB stick. Your drive will show up in Finder/Explorer on the computer, and you should be able to retrieve all the data from it.

    Just do it yourself (unless you have money to burn). Shops will charge you an arm and a leg for any small thing.
     
  8. Fishrrman, May 10, 2018
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    OP:

    Is the 2012 MacBook Pro a retina model or a non-retina model?

    EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS PERTAINS TO A NON-RETINA MBP:
    If it's the "classic" (NON-retina) MBPro, it has an easily-removable 2.5" hard drive inside.
    The back can be removed (you need a Phillips #00 driver), and the drive then can be disconnected and lifted out.

    You can then use something like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-...478&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=sabremt+usb3+to+ssd
    ... to connect it to another Mac and "get at" the data that's on the drive.

    ANOTHER QUESTION:
    Is it only the trackpad that's giving you trouble?
    Does the keyboard still work?
    If you plug in an EXTERNAL USB mouse, can you still point/click as you normally would?

    WHY I asked:
    If it's only the trackpad, it MIGHT be replaceable on the non-retina MBP.
    Here's a page on repairing a 2012 non retina MBP:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro_13"_Unibody_Mid_2012

    Here's a page on replacing the trackpad:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2012+Trackpad+Replacement/10376

    REMOVING THE DRIVE IS NOT DIFFICULT -- all it takes is a screwdriver and a few minutes.
    The trackpad replacement doesn't look much harder.
    Before you "write off" the MBP, it might be worth trying to repair it yourself.

    Or at the very least -- take the drive out and use it on a new Mac.
     
  9. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Btw you should have upgraded your HD to a SSD years
    the mid 2012 is a cMBP.

    You don't wanna use a HDD anymore
     

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