There is a lot of fuzz since Apple introduced non-removable SSDs in 2016. If you are spilling water or dropping the notebook it might be a problem to recover the data, as the SSDs are proprietary (find the Ultimate Guide to Apple’s Proprietary SSDs here).
The T1 and T2 based models differ significantly on how data is recovered (see macrumors).
As i have a water-damaged 2016 MacBook Pro, i was wondering if anyone can direct me to a detailed way of how to extract the data from this model with a T1 chip.
This is the Customer Data Migration Tool connector as seen in the 2016 MacBook Pro. (Source: MacRumors)
There is an Apple part #076-00236 and it has been discussed on iFixit already. Apple Gazette has a deeper investigation and concludes, that "For A Tool That Apparently Does Not Exist, It Is Popular". There is an actual video of someone opening this apple tool.
It-tech.com.au has even more info on this matter, and more importantly, a circuit diagram for the "LifeBoat".
Anyone tried this successfully at home already? Can you point me to more information and give advice: i want to know if the data extraction is feasible and doable for a person with reasonable DIY and soldering skills.