Death to my MacBook! Help me get my crypto <3

The motherboard on my macbook died! I do not have access to the secret phrase.

I believe I have 2 recovery options:

  1. Replace the motherboard
  2. Take out the SSD, put it into an OWC and boot from that external SSD in my new Mac.

Will either of these options cause Metamask to decouple from Chrome on that SSD? Which of these is safest?