MacBook Pro Data Recovery

Imagine the heartbreak when an accident, such as a coffee spill, turns your reliable MacBook Pro into a non-functional piece of tech. Specifically, the MacBook Pro’s SSD, a critical component for the device’s functionality, can be severely impacted by water damage, leading to potential data loss and failure.

In this blog post, we’ll share a case study of recovering data from a MacBook Pro SSD damaged by water. We’ll guide you through salvaging data from a Micro-SATA SSD, a complex yet feasible process with expertise.

MacBook Pro SSD Failure due to Water Damage

Liquid damage is a common cause of SSD failure in MacBook Pros. The delicate electronic components inside the laptop can easily be damaged by exposure to water or other liquids. This can result in a complete failure of the solid-state drive and render your MacBook Pro unusable.

If your MacBook Pro has been exposed to water, it’s important to take immediate action to prevent further damage. The first step is to power off the laptop and disconnect external devices, such as chargers or peripherals.

Next, you should carefully wipe away any visible moisture on the exterior of the laptop with a dry cloth. Do not use a hairdryer or any other heat source to dry the laptop, as this can cause further damage.

MacBook Data Recovery Service

After these initial steps, seeking professional help for data recovery as soon as possible is crucial. Attempting to turn on the laptop or using any DIY methods for data recovery may further damage the internal components and make data retrieval more difficult or even impossible.

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MacBook Pro mSATA SSD Recovery

Recently we received a recovery request for a MacBook with failed SSD. The SSD was with a micro-SATA connector, which reduces the number of wires in the device, helps maintain order, and allows to place the necessary components in very small laptop cases.

MacBook Pro Recovery

The client spilled water on the laptop, which did not boot up. He shipped the MacBook Pro to our laboratory, and the recovery case started. Our engineers ran diagnostics, which showed that the hard drive’s memory controller burned out.

The speed of work depends on the technical condition of the device. It may be necessary to purchase a donor to replace electronics. But in any case, the client gets the result without the risk of completely losing the files.

The data recovery experts choose the option with a positive effect in the shortest possible time. Our engineers unsealed the Pro MacBook and took the SSD. The micro-SATA solid-state drive was inspected in an ISO Certified Class 10 Cleanroom. We used it to avoid getting dust particles in the sensitive details of the SSD.

Only a professional with specialized experience can restore an SSD, a hard disk, or any other media storage device. We had enough experience, a high level of qualification, and cutting-edge data recovery tools to successfully recover a MacBook Pro SSD.

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Micro-SATA SSD Data Recovery Services

We unsoldered a new microcontroller from the same SSD model and replaced the failed one. However, a simple replacement was not enough. There is NVRAM – non-volatile memory, which contains the information necessary for the correct start of the drive and gaining access to the service firmware. And most importantly, its contents are unique for each disk. 

For the correct operation of the disk, the ROM of a working board will have to be reflashed with the contents of the ROM of the native failed board. 

Our specialists started analyzing the data because the retrieval process was carried out correctly, and the micro-SATA solid state drive did not have other problems.

MacBook Data Recovery

After completing data recovery, the hard drive was returned to its previous state. The native board was replaced, and most importantly, the native ROM. It is essential, as the native ROM should always be with the SSD. Unfortunately, sometimes the drives are brought to us with third-party boards or with “non-native” ROMs. This is a consequence of unskilled recovery attempts. In such cases, data recovery can be extremely difficult or completely impossible.

We successfully finished the data recovery process, and the client was satisfied with the level of customer service. Contact us to receive professional help with any failed data storage device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we specialize in data recovery from failed MacBook Pro SSDs. Our experienced technicians have the necessary tools and knowledge to attempt data recovery even when the SSD has encountered issues.

Common signs include the MacBook Pro not booting, a gray folder icon appearing on startup, frequent crashes or kernel panics, and inaccessible or missing data.

It is generally not recommended to attempt DIY recovery methods, as they may exacerbate the issue or lead to further data loss. Professional data recovery experts can provide a higher chance of successful recovery without risking additional damage.

The success of data recovery depends on the extent of data loss and the condition of the SSD. While we aim to recover as much data as possible, the outcome may vary depending on specific circumstances.

Regularly back up your MacBook Pro using Time Machine or other backup solutions. Monitor your MacBook Pro’s performance, and if you encounter unusual signs of SSD trouble, seek professional assistance promptly.

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