Impossible situation with G3 and MB air

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by olddevilmoon, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. olddevilmoon macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2013
    Computer A: ibook G3, display is shot, wireless is shot. Firewire, Ethernet, USB.
    Computer B: 11" Macbook Air, new, fully functional. USB and Thunderbolt only.

    Does anyone know of a way that I can pull some files from this old ibook to the macbook air? I've seen all of the threads involving Migration Asst., and those methods will obviously not work in this case. Any way to get to that HD using what I've got here? Thanks for any help.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You get a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter, then a Firewire 800 (9-pin) to Firewire 400 (6-pin) cable*, then you start the iBook in Target Disk Mode, then you connect both Macs via Firewire and then you either use Migration Assistant or do it manually.

  3. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Get the HD out, place it in a caddy or a PATA/IDE to USB converter and get the stuff of, seems to be the only way.
    PATA/IDE to USB converter are cheap.

    Last entry one on this Ebay page is around $4-5

Share This Page