So, my MacBook Pro packed it in over the weekend after I drunkenly vomited all over the keys. I brought it to the Apple store (without the hard drive installed) for an assessment. The results of this assessment indicated that the top case has to be replaced, however apparently for this to be done, they want me to reinstall any HDD (from any Macbook) - bit surprised they can't do that themselves.
Basically, I'm ultra anxious about leaving my personal data in the hands of others. Shortly after my visit, I decided it was probably time buy a new Macbook Pro for various reasons. I would, however, still like my old one to be repaired.
Now, on to the main question:
I've long suspected that by current Macbook Pro is infected with some sort of Malware (possibly a RAT). My new machine arrives tomorrow and I have several assignments due in the next week - many of which are stored on the old HDD.
I simply can't wait for the old machine to be repaired; Apple say it'll take ~week, so this is what I plan to do:
Remove the new HDD from my new Macbook Pro and install it in my old machine (which can then be sent of for repair), and install my old HDD in my new Macbook Pro so I can continue with my work.
I'll then switch them back when the old machine is repaired.
Is there any possibility that some form of malware could have infected my old machine's hardware or firmware, which in return would infect my new HDD? Last thing I want is for my new Macbook to start its life off with malware...
Likewise, is there a possibility that by temporarily installing my old, potentially infected HDD into my new machine that it might infect the new machine's firmware/hardware?