After several months without my darling macbook, I am proud to report that it has finally been resurrected! The trouble began after several crashes due to my lack of firmware updates; the final resulting in death. I changed out the hard drive - but oh no, it just couldn't be that simple. The internal hard drive reader is also evidently fried beyond repair. So how can I be running a macbook with a fried hard drive reader, you may ask?The answer is simple: dialysis. I removed my new working hard drive, inserted it into an external casing and then attached it to my macbook via USB. Thank you, biology textbook!
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