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MacBook Pro 2020 M1 A2338 Data Recovery

The 2020 M1 Apple Macbook pro has a non serviceable SSD drive hard build into the logic board.

macbook pro 2020 M1 data recovery

M1 2020 MacBook Liquid Damage Data Recovery

Liquid damage to this model macbook can cause the macbook to fail to boot or start. The water will damage the inside electronics so the only way to recover data from this mac is to dissasemble the M1 macbook down to its logic board. 

We are recovering data only for this problem and do not go out of our way to repair it.

If your MacBook has suffered liquid damage, it's essential to take immediate action to prevent further damage and increase the chances of a successful repair. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Shut down the MacBook: If the MacBook is still on, shut it down immediately by holding down the power button until it turns off.

  2. Disconnect any external devices: Remove any external devices connected to the MacBook, including the power cable, mouse, and keyboard.

  3. Dry the MacBook: Wipe the outside of the MacBook with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. Then, turn the MacBook over and allow any excess liquid to drain out. Do not try to open the MacBook to dry the inside.

  4. Bring it to our Zero Alpha office location: We can assess the damage and advise you on the best course of action.

Note: Liquid damage is not covered by Apple's warranty, so repairs can be expensive. If you have AppleCare+ or other insurance, you may be able to get some coverage for the repair.

liquid damaged 2020 macbook pro M1

This M1 2020 Apple Macbook pro logic board has been liquid damaged. Affecting the PP3V3_S2 system causing a 5 volt charge port problem. You can see heavy corrosion in the photo above. The underside of this logic board was checked but found to be ok.

M1 2020 macbook pro apple data recovery schematics

Schematics for the M1 macbook pro show our team all lines damaged on a common electronic part.

 

14SEP22 - U7700 was damaged causing a short to ground.

 

Deleted Files data recovery from M1 Macbook 2020

If TRIM is enabled we will not be able to find the deleted files through software, as the TRIM'd sectors will read as all 0s, even if they have not yet physically been zeroed by the controller. There are not yet any solutions for gaining access to the firmware of the drive, so we cannot bypass this, meaning that the files will not be recoverable.

We can check if trim is enabled by navigating to Apple Logo > About This Mac > More Info > System Report > NVMExpress > Apple SSD Controller and looking for Trim Support: Yes/No.

This can also be done in the terminal with system_profiler SPNVMeDataType | grep 'TRIM'.

Trim is enabled on this device, so recovery of the deleted files will not be possible.