Spilled Water on my MBP - LogicBoard fried...retrieve data???

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  1. jayeskreezy, Sep 1, 2012
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    jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    Ok so last month I literally spilled a few drops of water in the left corner of my macbook. It was enough to seep in and fry the logic board so now I'm without a computer. I know logicboards cost around $500-$700 to repair.

    I really just want my hard drive and the data on it and I know that's working fine.

    Does anyone know how I can go about retrieving my data from the hard drive or even boot up my hard drive on another mac without actually installing it in the computer? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Put your drive in an external drive enclosure. Then you can either boot from it or access it from another computer.
     
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  4. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there a special option I need to choose to boot from it or program? Or will the mac I'm using just ask me when it's connected?

    I have an external enclosure already.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Hold the Option key while restarting a Mac to choose another boot drive.
     
  6. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I have the enclosure linked above, it's nice. Did you backup your data.
     
  7. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, of course I didn't back it up. Murphy's Law. Sighhh.
     
  8. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    The cool thing about TM is that you can turn it on and it will keep a backup schedule automatically. Just plug in your external drive and forget about it. Sorry about your loss :eek:
     

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