Powerbook Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by walser, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    My powerbook G4 DVI's logic board jsut took a turn for the worse. However my hard drive still seems to be working. Even though I have most items backed up. I need to get a couple of items of that hard drive. Does anybody have some suggestions on how to extract data from the HD?
  2. macrumors member


    I think that you could still boot into target disk mode to see the HD on other macs. otherwise you conlud do a teardown. Ifixit.com seems to have good instructions and required tools before you do the teardown.
  3. macrumors 68020


    I had the same thing happen a few months back. I was able to Firewire boot in Target disk mode from another Mac and extract my info. AppleCare then took care of my bad logic board (4 days) and I was back in action. If you don't feel right about doing a teardown there are services including AppleCare) that will transfer the data to CDs/DVDs or a new drive for you. Good luck.
  4. macrumors 68040


    I want to buy a broken Titanium DVI powerbook if that's what you've got. Let me know.

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