Model A1502 / 2.4, 2.6, or 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel processor / Released October 2013

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Squash Damaged MacBook - Need Data Recovering

Hello everyone,

Last week i split a very small amount of squash on my mbp 13'' retina which was purchased this year in march from pc world. The mbp was turned on while i split the drink and then turned itself off. I have tried to dry it out over the last 72 hours and have reset the smc but still does not power on. The power charger indicates the mbp is receiving a charge by way of the orange light on power cable display. Over the next few days i'm opening the mbp to take a look inside and possibly clean up any leftovers.

I wanted to know if the flash storage data is recoverable, i have quite a large number of photos which i 'hope' to recover. Is there some way to take the flash storage out and transfer onto another computer? I know for windows sata drives you could buy a certain piece of hardware from pc world where you take the drive from the pc and plug into the hardware making a separate external to access the data. I know OWC has a type of external drive you could put the flash storage SSD but i know it does not make it for this latest macbook pro retina version - Late 2013.

Any help appreciated here, thanks.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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Sadly, you can't currently find the needed USB or Thunderbolt case to hold your SSD. Apple uses a custom SSD. Some 3rd parties have created cases & SSD upgrades for the older retina models. The case & SSD upgrades for the '13 model sadly is not available yet.

You will need to locate another 13" MacBook Pro retina late 2013 model. Carefully pop the covers for both disconnect the batteries and swap over the SSD unit from your system.

Once you've swapped over the SSD reconnect the battery and power up the system at which point you should be able to copy over to a USB thumb drive your files. Once you've recovered your files turn off and disconnect the battery again to put back the original SSD and close the system up.

I do strongly recommend you get in the habit of backing up your system and copying over to a USB thumb drive a second copy of your images just to be safe.

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Some good news! OWC has come out with a USB case to hold your SSD. Here's a link to product: OWC Envoy Pro - Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Enclosure for Apple SSDs (June 2013-Current Mac Models)

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