Can I swap drives and get the system and applications running?
I have a MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (2.3 GHz) which has a damaged logic board due to liquid spill. I have tried to rescue the board by cleaning and drying but no luck. (Background info: I am trying to save the system for a friend.)
Now, it seems I can get another working MacBook Pro 13"(same model, early 2011) for a reasonable price.
If so, can I swap the drives from the damaged machine to the working one and get all the applications on the drive up and running again?
The reason I am asking is that I read somewhere that you may need to re-authorize the applications if you swap HDDs between different MacBooks. I seem to recall it was between different models, though. Anyone know if this would happen in my case?
Is this a good question?