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kenandkidsUser avatarPosts: 1117Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:00 pm Gender: Pinecone

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My roommate had a macbook. It got left out in the rain and no longer works. He now has a PC. I have questions.

1) Can a Macbook be fixed after being soaked? The battery is definitely dead, but it seems to me that the processor likely is also.

2) Can files from his Apple external storage drive be translated onto his PC by him? I know people will charge for the service, but are there programs he could use to do it for free?
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:10 pm
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:16 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5000Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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kenandkids wrote:My roommate had a macbook. It got left out in the rain and no longer works. He now has a PC. I have questions.

1) Can a Macbook be fixed after being soaked? The battery is definitely dead, but it seems to me that the processor likely is also.


It might be possible, but I wouldn't attempt it myself. Let a professional take a look.

2) Can files from his Apple external storage drive be translated onto his PC by him? I know people will charge for the service, but are there programs he could use to do it for free?


Whether it's external or not, it will depend on the filesystem. It's probably HFS+ if it's Apple branded, in which case I wouldn't get your hopes up without another Mac nearby. I'm given to understand that you can mount an HFS+ filesystem under linux but in read-only (I don't own any Apple hardware so I'm not sure). I have no idea about Windows, but I suspect you'd be required to pay for such software, presuming it exists.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 pm
SquawkModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2011Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:25 pm Gender: Tree

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Frankly I'd be amazed if it wasn't possible to get the files off using linux, a utility like testdisk would probably do it even if the partition table is kaput. As for the hardware, I suspect it's processing days are over.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:35 pm
Master_Ghost_KnightContributorUser avatarPosts: 2630Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:57 pmLocation: Netherlands Gender: Male

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1) Technically if the device had zero power when it was wet, if it was never attempted to be turned on, and you manage to dry it really really good. You just might get it to work with a litle luck. Otherwise you are in the shithouse, because apart of very few exception Mac items are a block hardwear and you can't just pull out a part, fixint it would mean get a new computer.

2) Yes and no. If my information is correctly mac will use a different file system from that of windows or linux, so trying to plug a mac drive into a PC is just going to land you in disapoitment. However if you plug it to a mac and trasfer the files via a network, it will translates the info to a standard system (used for the internets) which in turn can be translated back into the apropriate file system on your PC.
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Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:15 am
CosmicJoghurtPodcasterUser avatarPosts: 808Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:59 pm Gender: Pinecone

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@kenandkids

Nevermind what these last posters have said (no offense). What scalyblue said, +1. Use HFSExplorer, it has worked wonders with me. And it's free, and very easy to use.

The link, again - http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html
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Sun May 01, 2011 11:16 pm
kenandkidsUser avatarPosts: 1117Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:00 pm Gender: Pinecone

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Thanks for the advice everybody, he'll try this out this week and I'll get back to you with results. =-)
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Mon May 02, 2011 12:06 am
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