Data Recovery from deceased Powerbook to Macbook via 2.5" HDD USB Shell

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DJ.A.Sharp, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    My trusty 17" 1.67GHz Powerbook G4's (running OS X 10.4.11) motherboard died a few weeks ago... Boo hoo, right?

    I have since then scraped the Powerbook for parts (retaining the HDD) and purchased a used 2.0Ghz Black Macbook. I am now trying to retrieve my important files off my Powerbook's drive via a Macally PHR-250A USB2.0 Enclosure for 2.5" HDD...

    I plopped the old HDD into the enclosure and connected it to my Macbook,,, I can feel the HDD spinning up in the enclosure, but it will not show up in the Finder (yes I choose, Finder/Pref/Show External Disks). It DOES however show up in Disk Utility, however repair functions are grayed out. So now I'm stuck...

    How can I best access and retrieve the files I need off my old Powerbook's (OS X 10.4.11) 2.5" drive onto my Macbook's (OS X 10.5) drive via this 2.5" HDD USB Shell? Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thousand thank-you's in advance!!!

  2. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    You might need to save that thousand for data recovery services.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    No,,, seriously? :eek:

    There must be a simpler and cheaper way.

    Brand you get only 1 thank you then... Thank you. ;)

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