iBook Dead, tranfer files....Firewire??

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jordan6, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    My iBook is fried, screen is faint but i can hear it running, must be logic board(no apple care)...i have a iMac(PPC).

    How Can i transfer files from the iBook to iMac?
    can i use a firewire, if so just any ol firewire??
  2. macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2007
    Try taking out the RAM. It might just be the RAM.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2006
    Honolulu, HI
    Does it boot up? Does an external display work? If you can boot it, and you want to get the files off it, hook it up to another Mac via Firewire, than boot the FryBook (tm) into Target mode. The FryBook should be mounted on the desktop of the other Mac and you will be able to transfer files across.

    Info: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58583
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    hook the laptop up with a firewire to you other computer (i am assuming its a mac). when you turn the laptop on after the lovely apple chime hold down the letter T on the laptop keyboard. This will place a firewire drive on the desktop of your computer that you want to transfer data from. Treat it as a external hard-drive from there. Google it or go to apple's website for more help.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    NB, Canada
    Just plug a firewire cable from the iMac to the iBook and run Target Disk Mode...
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    Yeah it Boots, and the display use to show the screen off and on now its just does not come on no more, it goes fromt pitch black its a light black(like its coming on but doesn't)..

    Does it make a difference which firewire i get, because i noticed theres 6-4 pin, 6-6 pin, etc.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    6-6 if I am not mistaken

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