MBP Logic Card died, easiest way of transferring HDD to new laptop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Acidtripped, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Acidtripped macrumors newbie

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    So as the title says, my MBP logic card died and the costs of buying it, labor, blah blah came out to a stupidly large amount and I bought a new MBP instead. The question is, what choices do I have to transfer the contents of the old HDD to my new laptop?

    I tried using target mode (which I did the first time I replaced laptops!), but I guess the logic board being dead ruined that idea, because it didn't work!

    I've been researching on the subject and I've come to the idea of buying a dock or enclosure for my old HDD and grabbing my data off of it that way. Also, my friend offered his old MBP as a test subject, in that we could remove his HDD, plug mine in, and then just Firewire what I need over.

    Anything other than the two options I've come across? Any help at all would be appreciated!
     
  2. animaxcg macrumors regular

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    what version of the MBP is it? it would be easyest to take out the hard drive and put it in a external HD case. if it still powers on you might be able to put it in target disc mode(hold the "T" button) and connect a firewire cable to another mac. good luck

    P.S. here are some direction on removing a hard drive http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac
     

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