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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    For less than £800 you could probably buy a used donor. Pull the drive from yours and plug it into the donor machine. ( or even just boot the new machine from your old drive in an external caddy and redeploy it).

    Its likely that you fried something when the spill happened although they are fairly robust in this regard.

    Dismantling the macbook and giving it a good cleaning with some isopropyl alcohol will force out any remaining moisture and ungum any shorts.

    If nothing was damaged and the machine shutdown in time its probably going to fire back up.
    musicMagpie sell refurb macbook pros - get one from there and transfer hardrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    I was just thinking about your next challange

    What are you going to connect the drive up to when the enclosure comes, another mac or pc?
    What version of OS X was the damaged Mac on and what version of os are you going to connect it too?

    I hope nothing else! Got another mac with High Sierra. The old one was updated fairly recently His Sierra as well I think.
    Surely that's not going to be an issue?
    The way they show in online it looks easy. To be fair the issue so far was I was not able to find the right connector.
    I really hope things go smoothly. The enclosure should be delivered today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albellisimo View Post
    musicMagpie sell refurb macbook pros - get one from there and transfer hardrive
    Thanks for that. I'm hoping this works. If not, will have a look at getting a refurb MacBook.

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    Mac to Mac on high sierra should be okay, the filesystem format changed at that version I believe so ant earlier it might have become more of a challenge

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    Surely buying another laptop and swapping out the HD's wouldn't work? Even if the hardware was absolutely identical wouldn't there be ID's and other embedded data that wouldn't just transfer over.

    I did the same thing with a Dell laptop. It was only exposed to liquid for a few brief seconds but it was dead.

    The HD wasn't though so you pull it, install it in an enclosure and connect it as an external drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    Surely buying another laptop and swapping out the HD's wouldn't work? Even if the hardware was absolutely identical wouldn't there be ID's and other embedded data that wouldn't just transfer over.

    I did the same thing with a Dell laptop. It was only exposed to liquid for a few brief seconds but it was dead.

    The HD wasn't though so you pull it, install it in an enclosure and connect it as an external drive.
    Done it before and it worked fine. However to safeguard your data I’d suggest you boot from it externally then redeploy it to the new machine.
    Last edited by Mr.D; 6th December 2018 at 18:29.

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    Nope! Still no signs of life!

    Got the right enclosure, connected everything. Mac not recognising the older SDD!
    I've reached my limit. Time to call in the experts.
    Is there any chance the SDD was fried in the accident?

    There is a power supply cable along with it I thought this wouldn't need a power supply?

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    Try it. Sometimes it may need it to start spinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Try it. Sometimes it may need it to start spinning.
    It's a SDD? Will it need to spin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72bpm View Post
    It's a SDD? Will it need to spin?
    Forgot for a moment. Let me look into it for you. I was looking at the old mechanical hard drives when I was researching when I originally replied.

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    Did you say you tried to hook up the enclosure plus your removed drive to the same MacBook that the drive was removed from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Did you say you tried to hook up the enclosure plus your removed drive to the same MacBook that the drive was removed from?
    Yes, that's what I did. Wife's Windows laptop recognised the enclosure by a name. On the Mac it didn't even register.

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    Does your original Macbook ( the one that spillage) power back up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72bpm View Post
    Yes, that's what I did. Wife's Windows laptop recognised the enclosure by a name. On the Mac it didn't even register.
    Errr didn’t you say you were going to use another Mac?

    The one you removed the drive from wouldn’t turn on before you removed the ssd or have I misunderstood?

    As per my earlier question you are unlikely to get a Mac drive to mount on windows without additional 3rd party software.

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    That's what I was confused about also Captain Morgan.

    I thought 72bpm you wanted to transfer your hard drive files to another device to save them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    Does your original Macbook ( the one that spillage) power back up?
    Err... what does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    Errr didn’t you say you were going to use another Mac?

    The one you removed the drive from wouldn’t turn on before you removed the ssd or have I misunderstood?

    As per my earlier question you are unlikely to get a Mac drive to mount on windows without additional 3rd party software.
    Yes, I'm using another Mac. I used a Windows laptop to see if there was any other issue. You are correct, it didn't turn on after the spill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    That's what I was confused about also Captain Morgan.

    I thought 72bpm you wanted to transfer your hard drive files to another device to save them?
    Yes, that is what I want to do. So my new MacBook didn't recognise the old one's SSD as an external drive, whereas the windows recognised it as 'something' is connected!

    I was hoping it will be as simple as connecting the old SSD via USB so that it comes up as an external drive and transfer the data. Clearly Mac will not make it that easy!

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    Does the hard drive have to have any specific drivers so that your other Apple device can read it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Does the hard drive have to have any specific drivers so that your other Apple device can read it?
    Not too sure on that one! What they say on youtube videos is that the SSD connected via USB is recognised as an external drive and you just find the relevant folder and copy it. Nothing of that sort happened!

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    Have a read throug this, mainly not applicable but the power and disk utility sections might help.

    https://appletoolbox.com/2017/03/mac...shooting-tips/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweegie View Post
    Looks like you need an NVMe to USB adapter now....


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Or know someone with a pc that has a spare NVMe slot - you can buy NVMe cards for PCS that have two connections quite cheaply

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