We now have the capability to recover data from spoilt beyond repair MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13″ and 15″ 2016 to 2017 models with our newly acquired proprietary Data Transfer Device that is not available to the public and is currently unavailable worldwide. This means that we might be the only independent Mac service centre in Singapore to offer data recovery for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that were released in 2016 and 2017 that are beyond repair. Without the Apple Data Transfer Device, Data recovery for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13″ and 15″ models is impossible due the on-board design of the solid-state drive on which data is stored.
For the uninitiated, the data recovery for any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and Mini that is beyond repair is only possible if the hard drive or solid-state drive that the data is stored on can be removed and connected to another Mac for copying the data. The MacBook Pro 13″ and 15″ with Touch Bar released in 2016 and 2017 have unremovable soldered on solid-state drives. This means that in the event the MacBook Pro is beyond repair, the solid-state drive cannot be removed for data retrieval. If the drive cannot be removed, data recovery for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is impossible for repair centres that do not have access to special tools.
However, Apple has a secret built-in a diagnostic port on the logic board of the MacBook Pro 13″ A1706 and 15″ 1707 with Touch Bar as a workaround for data recovery. This port enables the data on the solid-state drive to be read using a special proprietary Data Transfer Device which makes data recovery for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar possible. The proprietary Data Transfer Device was previously only available to Apple Genius Bars and Apple Authorised Service Providers.
One end of the special flex data cable from the Data Transfer Device connects to the port of the spoilt logic board and the other end connects via a cable to a working Mac for data recovery. The data recovery for Macbook Pro with Touch Bar is a delicate process as the data cable is very fragile, and only certain Macs are able to read data off the Data Transfer Device. It requires trained personnel to operate.
Do come to us if you need data recovery for your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. We offer data recovery services for other MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini and external storage devices as well.