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    Sep 20, 2013
    External hard drive for MacBook pro question:
    I have a MacBook pro that I purchased earlier this year that my toddler accidentally drowned last week. Took it to a shop and they said the logic board is fried, which was no surprise. They said the hard drive is okay and I can get an external drive to access all my files. I don't really know anything about external drives so I am unsure what type I need to purchase. I also do not have another computer at the moment, but was wondering if it would be possible to transfer my photos from the external hard drive to a flash drive just in case the hard drive fails at some point.

    Can someone please explain to me how all this stuff works and what I need to get?

    Thanks in advance.


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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5

    - Remove the hard drive from the MacBook Pro.
    - Install it into an external hard drive housing (this is now an external hard drive).
    - Then plug this external hard drive into a 2nd Mac computer to access the files

    Example of an external hard drive housing/enclosure:

    USB 2.0 Bus Powered Portable Enclosure Serial-ATA 2.5" NoteBook Hard Drive Solution

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