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Current version by: originalmachead and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

Text:

Hi, here's my issue.  The logic board on my Macbook Pro needs replaced and Apple will do that.  I first need to get all my data from the hard drive before sending it in for repair.

I understand I need to remove the hard drive (since the Macbook won't boot up) and put the hard drive into an enclosure.  But, I don't have access to another Mac, just a PC.

Here are my questions:

1)If I can do this, to what type of hard drive do I transfer the data to?  An external one?  If so, will any type work?

2)Without another Mac, is there a way to know that it worked?

3) Will this process copy EVERYTHING?  Programs, email, photos, etc.?

4) Exactly how do I go about doing it, i.e., step by step instructions would be helpful and any cables needed, etc, as I have not done this before.

I do know how to get into my Macbook and remove the hard drive, that's not a problem, it's just the process that I need answers about.

Thank you and I hope I've been detailed enough.  :o)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

56141

Edit by: Lynne326 ,

Title:

Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

Text:

Hi, here's my issue.  The logic board on my Macbook Pro needs replaced and Apple will do that.  I first need to get all my data from the hard drive before sending it in for repair.

I understand I need to remove the hard drive (since the Macbook won't boot up) and put the hard drive into an enclosure.  But, I don't have access to another Mac, just a PC.

Here are my questions:

1)If I can do this, to what type of hard drive do I transfer the data to?  An external one?  If so, will any type work?

2)Without another Mac, is there a way to know that it worked?

3) Will this process copy EVERYTHING?  Programs, email, photos, etc.?

4) Exactly how do I go about doing it, i.e., step by step instructions would be helpful and any cables needed, etc, as I have not done this before.

I do know how to get into my Macbook and remove the hard drive, that's not a problem, it's just the process that I need answers about.

Thank you and I hope I've been detailed enough.  :o)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

56141

Edit by: Lynne326 ,

Title:

Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

Text:

Hi, here's my issue.  The logic board on my Macbook Pro needs replaced and Apple will do that.  I first need to get all my data from the hard drive before sending it in for repair.

I understand I need to remove the hard drive (since the Macbook won't boot up) and put the hard drive into an enclosure.  But, I don't have access to another Mac, just a PC.

Here are my questions:

1)If I can do this, to what type of hard drive do I transfer the data to?  An external one?  If so, will any type work?

2)Without another Mac, is there a way to know that it worked?

3) Will this process copy EVERYTHING?  Programs, email, photos, etc.?

4) Exactly how do I go about doing it, i.e., step by step instructions would be helpful and any cables needed, etc, as I have not done this before.

I do know how to get into my Macbook and remove the hard drive, that's not a problem, it's just the process that I need answers about.

Thank you and I hope I've been detailed enough.  :o)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

56141

Edit by: Lynne326 ,

Title:

Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

Text:

Hi, here's my issue.  The logic board on my Macbook Pro needs replaced and Apple will do that.  I first need to get all my data from the hard drive before sending it in for repair.

I understand I need to remove the hard drive (since the Macbook won't boot up) and put the hard drive into an enclosure.  But, I don't have access to another Mac, just a PC.

Here are my questions:

1)If I can do this, to what type of hard drive do I transfer the data to?  An external one?  If so, will any type work?

2)Without another Mac, is there a way to know that it worked?

3) Will this process copy EVERYTHING?  Programs, email, photos, etc.?

4) Exactly how do I go about doing it, i.e., step by step instructions would be helpful and any cables needed, etc, as I have not done this before.

I do know how to get into my Macbook and remove the hard drive, that's not a problem, it's just the process that I need answers about.

Thank you and I hope I've been detailed enough.  :o)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

56157

Edit by: Lynne326 ,

Title:

Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

Text:

Hi, here's my issue.  The logic board on my Macbook Pro needs replaced and Apple will do that.  I first need to get all my data from the hard drive before sending it in for repair.

I understand I need to remove the hard drive (since the Macbook won't boot up) and put the hard drive into an enclosure.  But, I don't have access to another Mac, just a PC.

Here are my questions:

1)If I can do this, to what type of hard drive do I transfer the data to?  An external one?  If so, will any type work?

2)Without another Mac, is there a way to know that it worked?

3) Will this process copy EVERYTHING?  Programs, email, photos, etc.?

4) Exactly how do I go about doing it, i.e., step by step instructions would be helpful and any cables needed, etc, as I have not done this before.

I do know how to get into my Macbook and remove the hard drive, that's not a problem, it's just the process that I need answers about.

Thank you and I hope I've been detailed enough.  :o)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

56157

Original post by: Lynne326 ,

Title:

Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

Text:

Hi, here's my issue.  The logic board on my Macbook Pro needs replaced and Apple will do that.  I first need to get all my data from the hard drive before sending it in for repair.

I understand I need to remove the hard drive (since the Macbook won't boot up) and put the hard drive into an enclosure.  But, I don't have access to another Mac, just a PC.

Here are my questions:

1)If I can do this, to what type of hard drive do I transfer the data to?  An external one?  If so, will any type work?

2)Without another Mac, is there a way to know that it worked?

3) Will this process copy EVERYTHING?  Programs, email, photos, etc.?

4) Exactly how do I go about doing it, i.e., step by step instructions would be helpful and any cables needed, etc, as I have not done this before.

I do know how to get into my Macbook and remove the hard drive, that's not a problem, it's just the process that I need answers about.

Thank you and I hope I've been detailed enough.  :o)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open