how to backup OLD PowerBook 5300cs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by evoluzione, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. evoluzione macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    down the road, that's where i'll always be
    so i was just given an old PowerBook 5300cs by a client (for free, along with an old G3/233 desktop and an old Handspring Visor) ( !!! ) :D

    i want to give my client a copy of all his old files that are on the PowerBook but i'm stumped as to how to back it all up.

    The PB has a floppy drive, it has a SCSI port and 2 PCMCIA ports (i also have a GV 28.8k modem card for it). i don't believe it has Ethernet of any kind, which would have made things easy.

    any ideas anyone??

    thankya :)
  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
    The floppy is out, too small. The scsi port means you could get an external SCSI drive and transfer all the files that way. (better to find a Mac friend who probably has one of these sitting around--I know I have a couple--that you could borrow for a few days) Your other option is to buy a Ethernet card for it off ebay.

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