Help: How to restore HD from water damaged MB to new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by usc2008trojan, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. usc2008trojan macrumors newbie

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    I had water damage of my unibody MacBook and purchased a new MacBook Pro. I pulled the HD from the old MB and wanted to see if I would be able to just restore from this (with the proper cables or ext box) to my new MBP? By this I mean all my programs, data, settings. Pretty much clone it onto the new drive. Is this possible? Would there be any issues with drivers, hardware, compatibility differences between the MB and MBP? Thanks!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, just plug it into an external and run the migration assistant. There will be no driver issues... also, this all assumes the water didn't kill the HDD too.
     
  4. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    If the drive has actually been submerged in water, call a professional.
     
  5. usc2008trojan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    Depending on what "water damaged means" I would do as mentioned above plug it in cross fingers and room migration assistant.
     

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