Resolved SSD Died Help, Ayuda, SOS

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  1. camelia, Apr 26, 2019
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    camelia macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    Hello,

    My SDD of my rMBP 15" Mid 2014 died, I don't have the money to buy a new one, but I do have an older internal HDD and an Extenal HDD Enclosure, can I install macOS Mojave in the HDD and continue working? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    If yes any video in YouTube that show me How to???

    Thanks
    Camelia

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  2. currahee2100 macrumors regular

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    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/S3DAPT4MB05/ ? :cool:
    Instructions:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Retina+Display+Mid+2014+SSD+Replacement/27694

    You should be able to find a T5 torx screwdriver from any hardware store. Usually it says on the label on the front or back if there's a T5 screw or not.

    Personally I never remove the battery connector. If you want to do it, get an old credit card or a membership card thats made out of plastic to pop it out. You need to be careful with it though.

    Should be pretty easy, unscrew the back cover, unscrew the screw holding the SSD in place, replace it, screw it back, screw the back cover back on. You insert the SSD in a 90 degree angle (if it's like most things) and then press it down.

    Run in recovery mode to download OS X again.
     
  3. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    First I live in Mexico City
    Second I don't have the money at this moment to buy a new SDD

    My question is IF I can boot from External HDD

    Thanks
    Camelia
     
  4. currahee2100 macrumors regular

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  5. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    My SDD of my rMBP 15" Mid 2014 died, I don't have the money to buy a new one, but I do have an older internal HDD and an Extenal HDD Enclosure, can I install macOS Mojave in the HDD and continue working? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    If yes any video in YouTube that show me How to???

    Thanks
    Camelia
     
  6. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    Any video in YouTube that show me How to???

    Thanks
    Camelia
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    Don't know about YouTube video to install macOS on an external drive, but it's pretty simple:
    1. Your existing HDD, in a USB enclosure. (The hard drive will be really slow, but if that's all you have ... ) You will need to purchase that USB enclosure, but that's easy to find. Connect the USB drive (with the HDD installed in that drive) to a USB port on your MBPro.
    2. Boot to internet recovery (Reboot, while holding Option-Command-r), and install OS X, with the external drive as the destination for the install. The OS X files will be downloaded, then copied to the external drive. Your MBPro will then finish installing the system, and finally, you will get to the new user setup. If you have a backup of your SSD (I hope you do), you can restore from that backup. It will take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection, and the speed of the HDD. Normally, the initial system install and setup would take around an hour. Restoring files from a backup might take a bit longer, depending on how much space is needed.
    THAT process will give you an older version of OS X. Once you are running, you can update to Mojave.
    And - #2 would be much quicker if you already have a USB flash drive, or even a separate partition on a hard drive with the Mojave installer as a bootable drive. With that, you can install directly to Mojave on your external drive, without needing to do an older system install from Internet Recovery
     
  8. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    Great

    Thank you so much!!

    If I have any problem I will post back, but your instructions are excellent :cool:

    Came
     

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