Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to Jessa410)
Remove the HDD from the MBP and install it in an enclosure. You can attach it to another MBP and retrieve the data.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
I'm sorry I'm a little dense... Could you type out the acronyms for me? ... And could you explain what you mean by "install it in an enclosure"? What enclosure? Thank you for your help!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:08 PM (in response to Jessa410)
This is not something for the faint of heart. What Ogelthorpe is suggesting is that you open up your computer, remove the hard drive and then install it in a "shell" that allows you to use it as an external hard drive. This "shell" is called an enclosure. You can purchase cheap USB enclosures many places, such as at Best Buy, which has the advantage of speed if you have such a store near you. However, you can purchase better quality enclosures online, from such places as Other World Computing.
If that sounds like more than you feel comfortable with doing, pay someone else to do the job for you. Call your local Apple Store and see what they will do for you. I'm not actually sure how they handle such issues.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:24 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
Thomas A Reed, greetings: Kudos for you excellent explanation of my succinct geeky response. Old fashioned English is still the best.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
I'm willing to try anything not to lose my hard drive but it probably is a good idea to have Apple take a look at it first. Thank you.