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Repair guides and disassembly information for the 16-inch MacBook Pro released in October of 2021, featuring Apple-designed M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs. Model A2485.

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Water Damage and Need the Data recovered can anyone HELP?

I have a customer that brought this MacBook pro 2021 A2485 to try and recover pictures that she took for a wedding. Her kid spilled liquid on the laptop and now it has water damage. At first when she brought the device to me it would still turn on but she did not leave me the password and did not contact me back until the next day and now it will not turn on or take a charge. I have searched everywhere online and can not find a replacement battery anywhere. Is there a company I could send this off to that could possibly recover the data? It does not have a removable hard drive and all appears to be micro soldered to the motherboard. I would appreciate anyone that has any advice for me. There currently is one devastated bride shattered not knowing if she lost every photo of her special day. Thanks in advance!!!

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where are you located and i could possibly find your closet tech

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Norfolk NE, But willing to send it off to anyone in the country. My customer is desperate at this point.

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@zkrier You're sort of smack dab in the middle of the country. In addition to Rossman Repair I would also throw TCRS Circuit (https://www.tcrscircuit.repair/) into the mix. Tim is amazing at what he does and I know he has worked on some of these newer boards.

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Thank You everyone!! I was able to successfully recover the data myself. To make a long story short my customer bought the same Identical computer. With her old Mac motherboard having water damage I removed the battery and used the motherboard from the new Mac to charge the battery. I than moved it back over to her damaged computer and cleaned the contacts on the keyboard connector using alcohol and was able to get it to turn on. None of the usb ports, sd card port, or charging port would work so I created a Shared folder on my windows laptop and transferred all of the data over the wi-fi network. The next day when I got to work the Mac was stone dead but It had transferred everything over including the brides wedding photos that were taken over Easter. I gave my customer the links that everyone provided to get the old Mac repaired.

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I’m not sure where you are but the 2 best places that come to mind

Is Rossmann repair group And Northridge fix

These are 2 place that will probably work magic on just about anything

Hopefully this answers your question

Thanks:)

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