Spilled water on my Macbook pro.Need advice regarding data recovery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by msrit, May 2, 2015.

  1. msrit macrumors newbie

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    Hi people,

    I have spilled water on my macbook pro. I dissembled the whole system and kept it in tub of uncooked rice for 2 days which was of no use. It didnt turn on.

    Now I connected my mac hdd to a windows system usb using sata cable although its detected in HFS explorer but I am not able to view the files because my mac was password protected.

    My question is can I connect my hdd to a different mac of same configuration as primary hdd to make a copy of my hdd files?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yes you can.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Hook it up to another mac via usb, upon bootup hold down the option key, you will then see your Hard drive as a startup option. Pick it, boot, then copy what you want to another flash drive.
     
  4. msrit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Since my mac was password protected, I hope it will work the same way on the other mac as it used to work on mine.

    Thank you.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It should be like you're booting into the very mac that received the damage.
     
  6. EarlKris macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I just want to write this testimonial about what happened to my MacBook Pro 3 days ago. While I was eating dinner at the table while surfing the net, I accidentally knocked my tall glass with water straight to my laptop. Water was spilled on the side where the charger is. I don't really know the extent of spillage but all I know is that there was really water on that side of the keyboard. I immediately unplugged the charger because I was also charging that time and wiped the keys with wash cloth. The laptop was initially ok and was still on but after several seconds the screen went black. I panicked and I immediately turned it off and turned my laptop upside down in the hopes of draining the remaining water that spilled. I then searched for forums from my phone on what to do in cases like this and came upon this forum. Upon reading the posts, I thought I did a good job by turning it off immediately. But here's the thing. When I was about to flip it over to wipe the keys again, I accidentally pressed on the power button. I saw the apple logo at the back of the screen lit up and heard the usual sound when you turn on the mac. I was happy but a second later, I saw the apple logo flicker and when I checked the screen, it was blank. There was nothing on the screen. I was really disheartened and tried to turn it on a couple of times. But all I get is the sound when you turn on the laptop but the screen is totally blank. My heart started racing and I didn't know what to do. My wife and I discussed things and decided to immerse the laptop in rice, just as what we have read in the forums. We kept it there for approximately 3 days. We then prayed and prayed and prayed. I was really broken hearted. After all, it was not an easy peasy purchase. We haven't even finished paying for the laptop because we enrolled it for 6 months in installment payments. I was already searching the net for Apple Service shops near us just to get ready if that dreadful thing happens. But I just surrendered everything to God for I know He is the God of everything. I was tempted to try to open it several times but fear always kicked in. After 3 days, we decided to test the laptop. I came from night duty so I was sleeping when my wife tried to turn it on. She prayed fervently first. When she pressed the power button, VOILA my laptop sprung back to life She tested all the keys, it was all working. She tried to charge it, it was charging. She woke me up and blurted out the good news. I was really happy Truly, He is the God of everything! May this testimonial give hope and inspiration to all of you who are in the same situation as I was, 3 days back. To God be all the glory!
     
  7. prism macrumors 6502a

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    Hallelujah, your story reads like a novel, and the miracle intervention at the end of three days is brilliant. You should get the rights, publish a novel and then maybe make a movie about it, your computer has been resurrected from the dead, this is a miracle...woooohooooo!
     
  8. EarlKris macrumors newbie

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    Yah, from that day on, my laptop has a new name - LAZARUS :)
     

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