Longtime lurker, first-time poster, etc. Only days before I received my new MBP with Retina display, my almost 8-year-old PowerBook G4 died. It appears to be a HD problem, as it boots to the gray Apple screen and then hangs. I can, however, boot into FireWire Target Mode. I can also browse through the files on my HD if I boot from CD and go into Disk Utility, so it looks like the HD isn't totally destroyed. I had most of my files backed up, but I didn't do full daily back-ups and there's some info. on the PB I'd like to recover if at all possible. However, given the age difference between my 2004 PB G4 and my new 2012 MBP, the two machines don't seem to have any compatible ports. How would you guys recommend I go about trying to recover my files from the PB? Should I try one of the FireWire to USB 2.0 or 3.0 cables which seem to have poor reviews on Amazon to connect the PB to the MBP? Failing that, I also have access to a 2008 HP laptop that has a FireWire port. I've read that some people have had success connecting a PB that's in FireWire Target Mode to a PC and then using MacDrive to bridge the usual incompatibility. Thanks very much for all feedback.