Getting content from a drippy Macbook
February 16, 2012 8:16 AM Subscribe
How can I access a perfectly functioning Macbook hard-drive in an otherwise not perfectly functioning computer?
posted by taltalim to technology (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a four-year-old Macbook, and AppleCare and all that stuff are finished. A couple of days ago, my wife spilled a tiny bit of water on the front left corner of the computer. It was working fine after that (though I hairdried and hairdried just in case) - I'm not even sure that any water got inside. But when I came home yesterday, I found that the computer had not been charging, and will no longer respond to the charger. With the remaining few minutes I had, I saw the computer was otherwise functioning perfectly well; the only issue is that it won't charge.
(This is particularly frustrating as I had JUST ordered an external hard drive to back everything up, as well as more RAM, the day before this happened.)
My questions are threefold:
Were I to get a new computer (a Macbook Air/Pro), is there a way to plug the old hard drive into the computer?
Is there a way to install the old hard drive into the new computer?
If the answers to the above are "no," what is the best way to get the contents of the hard drive off of the hard drive without paying a data recovery center too much money?