Hard drive recovery on G4 Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mooyer, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. mooyer macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2009
    Hi Guys,

    Just after a bit of advice really concerning my old Powerbook. A few months ago it was dropped and would not boot past the Apple screen. I presumed it was faulty from the fall and instead of repairing it I figured I would just buy a new computer.

    Anyway I have just purchased a new MBP 13" and I'm trying to get everything off my old laptop. It is going into target disk mode but the MBP isn't picking it up. It is finding it in the disk utility but its just showing the beachball. To make matters worse I can't boot from a CD as the Superdrive is just chucking out CD's (guessing its bent from the fall).

    Guessing its dead and Im going to have to try and get it data recovered, just seeing if there are any other ideas??

    Thanks :)
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    You could try to boot the old PowerBook off a USB/FireWire DVD drive.
    Or you get the HD out of it (don't know how by heart for your model) and put it into an external enclosure.

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