ibook harddrive extraction issue/queries

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by uMac, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. uMac macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2007
    I have a friend who's logic board failed and they want the info backed up off their hard drive.

    Query #1 - Does the Firewire option have a hope in hell of still working? Is there danger to my mac if I were to try?

    Query #2 - I have an IDE 3.5" external hard drive case, could I pull the HD out of the ibook and plunk it in this external case and pull the info off? Its a short-term solution as I will transfer over the files to their new computer.


  2. digitalpencil macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    1) I take you mean target-disk mode and it depends on what you mean by 'failed' but it's doubtful. Definitely worth a try though, it's not going to screw your machine.
    2) Yes, just whack it in a caddy and backup the data.

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