Hey everyone, so my friend spilled milk on her macbook air and killed her logic/motherboard. It'd cost $755 to replace from Apple (LOL!) or $289 for the part (still LOL!) and whatever humble sum more from me to replace it.
Considering the overpricing of Apple stuff I recommended she just sell off the parts and then buy a more modular windows laptop with the money she'd make from the sale + the money she would have invested in the part and my labor.
Now the catch is, she needs (or would REALLY like) to get her data off the little M.2 stick SSD that's in there. The problem is I know Apple is apple and I have a feeling that the $17.50 M.2 to USB 3.0 enclosure on ebay won't have some proprietary identification handshake with the stick and therefore wouldn't work. Have any of you OCC mac users ever done this experiment before with any old M.2-->USB 3.0 enclosure before and had success?
I wasn't able to find anyone else who needed to get their data off in this manner as all of them weren't dead dead and could just get into some kind of recovery mode for data recovery.
So it gives us five options now:
1)Her roommate has a macbook air, of hopefully the same or similar enough generation, that I could throw it in and then get her stuff off.
2)Roll the dice, drop $17.50 and try the enclosure.
3)Get on a mac forum and hopefully find someone with the same generation (assuming the roommate's was an incompatible generation) and nearby to use to recover the data.
4)See how much it'd be for the Evil Fruit company to get her data off
5)Just consider the data a loss and start shopping