12" powerbook mainboard fried need help accessing HD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cspllrs, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. cspllrs macrumors newbie

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    My 12" powerbook died a while back, haven't messed with it in quite a while. I recently became aware of some files that I need to access, and they are on the dead mac. I took it apart and removed the HD, my question is, is there a way to access that info through a usb enclosure, or some other method cheaper than tracking down another machine on ebay.
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    newegg.com has usb enclosures for decent prices. This would be the easiest. If you want a brick-and-mortar store, Best Buy has some too, I think.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Also... PowerBook 12" uses the PATA/IDE type of HD enclosures.
    Don't buy the SATA version, cause they won't physically fit!!
     
  4. Betelgeuse macrumors member

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    Specifically this one will work. Or else, any one on this page that says "Internal Interface: IDE" and says it will work on a 2.5" drive.
     
  5. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    any usb ide 2.5" caddy will work dont buy the sata :p
     
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