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    Jun 20, 2012
    Touched hard drive circuit board, ruined??
    I had water damage to my Macbook a few days ago so I took it to the Apple store. My computer is gone, but my hard drive was ok. I took hard drive home so we could buy the device to copy data to new computer.
    Tonight I took out hard drive and held it not on the sides but on the curcuit board while holding my iPhone (plugged into wall) in other hand because I was trying to get info. Yes, dumb! So, is my hard drive definitely ruined??? It'll be a few days before we can attempt to get data copied. I'm freaking out!

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    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    You're probably OK. Just touching the circuit board shouldn't be a problem unless you are putting a lot of pressure on the board or have some kind of static discharge. It's not a great habit to get into but I have done it a few times.
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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    I have done that by accident many times, not holding a phone but other things. I doubt you hurt it. If you slid on the carpet and a spark hit it from your finger then I would be concerned!

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