MBP drowned, boot disk on another MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tvillumsen, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. tvillumsen macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hi there

    My MBP drowned last night and can't start up anymore. So i pulled out the hard drive that seams fine.

    I can borrow a friends MBP, while the insurance company finds out, if it can be saved. Will i be able to boot that MBP from my old hard drive using a sata dock and work on my own system?

  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you didn't have a backup drive, then the first thing I'd do is to buy one, plus a sata dock or just an external drive case, and do a complete backup using your friend's computer. There is a chance that damage will take some time to destroy the drive.

    On the other hand, if and as long as your drive works, you can use it as an external drive and boot from it and use it as if it was your Mac.

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