My MBP 15" (mid 2010) is in bad shape, but I was hoping to at least remove my files before finally getting rid of it. However, when I try to turn it on, the MBP won't even start up! when I press the battery indicator all 5 lights flash. The Mag safe adapter is green indicating it is connected... so I am at a loss as to why it won't turn on even with being plugged in. It is my understanding that the flashing indicator lights mean the battery needs to be replaced, but tbh my macbook isn't worth replacing the battery. (I took it to the apple store a few months back because the battery swelled and cracked my track pad... so needless to say I need to get a new one) Can the Apple store get my information off the Harddrive?? As a side note, I have been reading about the external cases for your hard drive where you can completely remove your old Hard drive and insert it into this external case? could that be a route to gaining access to the files on the drive? by Connecting my old harddrive into my new mac?