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Video Card Shot... But Hard Drive OK!


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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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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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