Is my old Macbook HD salvageable?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by psyniac, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. psyniac macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2015
    Hi there everyone

    I recently found my old Macbook that I had from around 2008 - 2012 or so which, at the end of its life, had display issues. Being off for so long, it doesn't even turn back on anymore and won't charge. Would it be possible to take the hard drive in it, even these years later, and put the contents into an external HD or something? And how would I go about this (or better whom can I get to do it for me (in the UK))? Would it work, being off for at least five years?

  2. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2011
    Start here:

    Once you've done that all you need is a sata2usb adapter (plenty to be found on amazon, ebay etc).

    Plug that into your current Mac and if the HD starts spinning you should be in business.
    If it makes odd noises you might to go with a professional recovery services (gonna cost big $)

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