getting data from old powerbook, how?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ereiss, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. ereiss macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    My daughter's old powerbook's screen doesn't work but it makes every noise like it is working. She got a new macbook and wants to grab some of her info, pictures, itunes stuff from this dark old machine. Is there a way to do it? Thanks

    Daughter's Father
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Get a Firewire cable. I think you'd need a 400-800 one because of the two different versions. Plug the two computers into each other with it. Then turn on the Powerbook while holding the letter T on the keyboard. After a few seconds, the hard drive should mount like a flash drive on the new Mac. You can copy data off this way.

    Edit: Before you get rid of it, after all the data is copied, wipe the drive using Disk Utility on your new Mac. :)
  3. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    Plug it to an external monitor + a external HDD. Drag all the files you want to the HDD.


    Take out the HDD and put it in a enclosure. Plug it to the new MB.

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