broken powerbook,how to get data off drive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fourthtunz, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. fourthtunz macrumors 6502a

    fourthtunz

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    The logic board on my powerbook(aluminum)G4 is fried. I would like to get the data off the drive, but would like to do it myself.
    will the drive plug into an external carrier rig like any other drive?
    I have a granite digital external firewire drive caddy rig.
    I assume that the mini drive in the powerbook will not plug into an enclosure that was made for a regular drive? Are there any adapters for this sort of thing? Thanks for the help1
    daniel
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You can put it in an external enclosure and read it that way, though it has to be an enclosure that takes 2.5" IDE drives. A regular 3.5" enclosure will not work for it. There are adapters to use a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" enclosure or bay, but they cost as much as a 2.5" enclosure.
     
  3. fourthtunz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fourthtunz

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    Thanks! I guess I wasn't sure if there was such a thing. Check this out, if anybodies got a cheaper way out let me know!
    http://www.granitedigital.com/catalog/pg64_usbtosataidebridge.htm
    daniel
     

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