Question from Thomas cruising the Caribbean about a dead 2009 MacBook Pro
Hey guys! Just found you on FaceBook. We left Maryland last year to live on a boat in the Caribbean. No Apple stores anywhere to ask my question or get help.
I have a 2009 MacBook Pro with a third-party battery. It looks like it’s charged with the green LED light, but it is deader than a doornail! I tried reseating the battery, hard drive, etc. I tried all the button combinations that I could find on YouTube, but no luck.
I really hope to get this unit back up and running because of some really important data on it.
Any ideas? We are currently in Bequia St Vincent. Not coming home anytime soon.
Being a Mac guy in Annapolis, I do “sea” this quite a lot. Just by having a unit like this on a boat, it can get corrosion just from the salt air. When not in use, it needs to be in a dry bag. The data is likely fine, and the SATA 2.5″ hard drive can be pulled and put into a standard SATA 2.5 case or data cable (Amazon has them) and be read on ANY other Mac. Also, if you find another 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012 Mac in your travels, you can “transplant” the hard drive into a new Mac with just a 00 Phillips screwdriver. A dry bag is a must for salty sea air!