How do I retrieve data off an original iBook hard drive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DolemiteJackson, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. DolemiteJackson macrumors member

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    I have a 10gb hard drive off the original iBook that had to be replaced. I'm wondering if I can buy an enclosure (or some other setup) in order to transfer the data to my new MBP. Also any advice to retrieve the data off of a failing drive would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. MacNewbie03 macrumors regular

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    Will the ibook power up at all? You could use Target Disk Mode to access the ibook from another mac.
     
  3. DolemiteJackson thread starter macrumors member

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    To clarify, the drive is out of the iBook. It was starting to fail. I'm wondering if it's worth a try to salvage the data on it by purchasing an enclosure, and if so, what kind I should buy. Also, is there some software that would aid it's retrieval?
     

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