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

    Jul 10, 2010
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2010
    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


    May 1, 2009
    If the drive has actually been submerged in water, call a professional.
  5. usc2008trojan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
  6. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    Chicago (847)
    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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