My girlfriends macbook died today. She couldn't tell me the specific reason and i've not checked back with the IT department yet, she said something about motherboard so i guess it just failed. Anyways, they said it would cost $1000 to fix it; this is low-level macbook so it is not worth it. I have not opened up her macbook and wanted to ask before i go to the trouble. I have a pc desktop. Am i able to connect her hardrive to my computer to get her files (hardrive is still good)? or are mac hardrives non-compatible with non-mac computers.
Ok, well one thing for sure is that the hard drive should either be ide or sata. So, hardware wise, you should be able to hook up the hard drive to another computer. However, i have no idea if you can read the drive from a windows pc. If you had an external adapter and connected the drive to another mac, it would for sure work.
Besides the point, it would be interesting to find out why it would cost $1k to fix a macbook. that's rediculous for a price just to fix a stinking laptop. Unless they were planning on getting a new system in and salvaging the hardware XD wow.
Rabid, It's a laptop motherboard. It's not like you can find them for sale at newegg or anywhere normal for that matter. Given that's already expensive plus tech costs from mac? Yep, there's the extra ~$500 your wondering about. LOL!
I remember when I had to fix my dell laptop. They were charging a ridiculous $700. So, I just looked for my mobo on ebay and got it for $300 instead. It was still a shocker, but at least it was no where near $700.