Recovering ibook data

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nowaycomputer, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2006
    My ibook g4 (1.42, 14") died recently - I tried a few fixes, they worked for 30minutes or so, then it died again. Seems to be one of these logic board/graphics cards solder problems. Anyway, while it annoyed me quite a bit, it was a couple of years old and allows me to justify buying a macbook (when apple get around to releasing leopard).

    I had been making regular backups of my drive using carbon copy cloner, but the last time I did it was about 2 months ago. Not devastating, but ideally I'd like to get most recent stuff back as well.

    Is there an easy way to get data from the ibook g4 or am I resigned to ripping open the case, removing the HD and buying a ATA/USB adaptor?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    There are a few different ways.

    • Boot from another Mac using Target Disk Mode.
    • Take the drive out and put it in a 2.5" case before connecting it to another Mac, as you mentioned.
    • Boot from an external Firewire drive with OSX installed on it.

    Good luck! :)

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