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Broke Logic Board, Need to Get Data from Hard Drive

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)

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Phone a Mac friend. To access your drive externally use an adapter: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech...

or use and external enclosure.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ES2.5...

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To copy everything I use CCC--free software. +

http://help.bombich.com/kb/overview/form...

http://bombich.com/

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Why don't you just keep the HD until the Mac comes back from repair?

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+ I'm sure Apple has some spare hard drives to test with

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I know. I thought about keeping the drive also, it's the easiest thing to do. I'll check to see if they will accept it without the HD. Thanks for your help!

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Thank you mayer, all good suggestions and advice! I will check them out. ;o)

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