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Current version by: Andrew Optimus Goldberg ,

Title:

Can I swap out Hard Drive from old MacBook into new MacBook?

Text:

My Macbook Pro just died from liquid spill, but the 500 GB hard drive is unscathed, and all my data is intact. When I get a new Macbook, can I take out it's 500 GB hard drive and replace it with the old one? Would that work?

Would the new laptop start up as if it was the old laptop?

If I can't do that I'll have to transfer everything over manually and sift through all the old files to try to find software keys and serial numbers, etc.

The old drive is currently in an external drive housing and is working fine.

Device:

MacbookMacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz midUnibody Mid 2010
MacbookMacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz midUnibody Mid 2010

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Accepted Answer:

47542

Edit by: Marshall Hyde ,

Title:

Can I swap out Hard Drive from old MacBook into new MacBook?

Text:

My Macbook Pro just died from liquid spill, but the 500 GB hard drive is unscathed, and all my data is intact. When I get a new Macbook, can I take out it's 500 GB hard drive and replace it with the old one? Would that work?

Would the new laptop start up as if it was the old laptop?

If I can't do that I'll have to transfer everything over manually and sift through all the old files to try to find software keys and serial numbers, etc.

The old drive is currently in an external drive housing and is working fine.

Device:

Macbook Pro 15" 2.53GHz mid 2010

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

47542

Original post by: Marshall Hyde ,

Title:

Can I swap out Hard Drive from old MacBook into new MacBook?

Text:

My Macbook Pro just died from liquid spill, but the 500 GB hard drive is unscathed, and all my data is intact. When I get a new Macbook, can I take out it's 500 GB hard drive and replace it with the old one? Would that work?

Would the new laptop start up as if it was the old laptop?

If I can't do that I'll have to transfer everything over manually and sift through all the old files to try to find software keys and serial numbers, etc.

The old drive is currently in an external drive housing and is working fine.

Device:

Macbook Pro 15" 2.53GHz mid 2010

Status:

open