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    GlobalNerds's Avatar
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    Dec 13, 2009
    Mac OS X 10.6.7
    Video Card Shot... But Hard Drive OK!
    I have a mac book pro and the video card is shot. I have purchased a new one, but need some of the data off of the old one. When I start the old one, I can hear it starting, opening up my email, etc. So it appears that the hard drive is fine.

    Is there a way to get the data off of the old mac to the new one (or some other drive). Since I cannot see anything on the screen from the old one, I haven't been able to connect them successfully via firewire. I was wondering if there was a way to remove the hard drive and somehow cable it up to my new mac book. There is a way to do this for windows based notebooks (which I have done). But I am not sure what type of hardware I would need in order to do this on my mac.

    I am pretty Nerdy, so I am sure I can handle doing the transfer, once I have the right tools in place.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Just remove the HDD from the old MBP and place it in an external USB carrier designed to accept a SATA drive. Then attach the carrier with the drive to your new MBP and transfer the data.


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