getting data from old powerbook, how?

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

  1. ereiss macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    Winnipeg, MB
    #2
    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

    gngan

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

    or

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

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