broken ibook g4 display transfer to imac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jennaisavol, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. jennaisavol macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    So I tried to search for this, but I may have not typed the right keywords in so apologies in advance if this is posted somewhere else!

    I need help because my ibook g4 has a broken display, and all my pictures and videos are on it. I got a new Imac this summer and have tried to connect the two via ethernet, however I think that I'm missing a step because I can see that the two are connected, but there is no way that i can access the files on my old computer.

    Can anyone please help me? I hope this is possible!
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Connect the two using a FireWire cable, then start the iBook while holding the T key. The iBook will appear as an external hard drive on your iMac, at which point you can simply copy your files off.

    Edit: And next time, keep a current backup! ;)

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