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

    May 6, 2006
    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


    Jul 3, 2007
    Hicksville, OH (Northwest Ohio)
    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

    May 6, 2006
    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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