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Released in May 2020, the 13" MacBook Pro features quad-core Intel 10th generation Core i5 and i7 processors, and Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics. (Model A2251/EMC3348 with four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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How to recover data from SSD from MacBook that won't turn on

I recently spilt a latte on my MacBook Pro and it will not turn on. I think the SSD is undamaged however. How can I get the data off of this if the computer itself won’t turn on? It is possible to remove it from the enclosure and put it in to something else?

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You can’t ;-{

This series storage is soldered directly to the logic board as you can see here:

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The Green chips are the SSD chips, the T2 chip (Orange) also encrypts using a bunch of data scattered on the logic board so you can’t get to the data so even if you could desoldered chips you couldn’t use them in another system

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So the data on SSD is encrypted? As far as the logic board wouldn't work, I can discard the logic board with the SSD and don't need to worry about data safety?


@Kuro Kurosaka - I would still cut the board and physically damage the flash chips (at least one) to be sure as tech is constantly getting better!


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