3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2013 7:39 PM by GeekBoy.from.Illinois
LeMansLambo Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I am planning on purchasing a MacBook assembled in 2009. The reason being my Compaq laptop had stopped working (doesn't turn on). I know for a fact that the hard drive is good. I want to get my files from this laptop and put it on the MacBook. Is the apple store capable of doing this for me? If it helps, the laptop ran windows vista and the MacBook runs OS Leopard. If you need any more details let me know. Thank you for your time!


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  • Niel Level 10 (298,581 points)

    In general, this requires opening the computer and putting its hard drive in an enclosure. It's unlikely that someone at the Apple Store will be familiar enough with the laptop's design to be comfortable doing that.

     

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  • LeMansLambo Level 1 (0 points)

    Would they be able to help me if I extracted the hard drive myself and gave it to them?

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 (2,805 points)

    If you take the dead PC laptop into a GeekSquad location, they will probably be more than willing to help you remove the old HD and put it into an external enclosure (that they will also gladly sell you).  They will probably charge you a little $$ to do it, but once they have done that, you can then just plug the external HD enclosure into your Mac and copy all the files you want from it.