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Can MacBook Pro Internal Hard Drive Work On Windows PC?

So here is the situation. I am a PC nerd my neighbor owns a macbook. She, lets call it "spilled" "something" on it and now it is dead. Battery is charging, power supply works, just dead Mac. My question is.. can the hard drive from Macbook Pro be connected to a windows 10 PC to read photo, music, video and media files to save? An external drive wouldn't work because the Macbook it totally dead. (no power no post)

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iBoysoft author Vain Rowe

Vain Rowe

Answered on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Well, if you ask can the hard drive from Macbook Pro be connected to a windows 10 PC to read photo, music, video and media files to save?  I'd like to tell you that it can. But you need to check if the Mac model allows you to remove the hard drive first.

Quite frankly, storage devices vary in kinds of MacBook Pro models. The last MacBook Pros that allowed you to extract the mechanical hard drives were Mid-2012 Mac models. You should check the dead Mac model for the first place.

Accessing the About This Mac tab for the Mac model information doesn't work, so you need to find the serial number and type it into the Apple support page instead.

For Mac with quick-detach batteries, you can find the serial number printed in the battery bay.

For Mac without quick-detach batteries, the serial number is printed on the bottom of the computer device.

If the dead Mac is released after the Mid-2012 Macs, you cannot extract the hard drive from it, say nothing of making it work on a Windows PC.

May my response be of assistance to you!


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