Powerbook G4 won't load, boot or anything.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KSource, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. KSource macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Assuming it's the HDD, which I already got a replacement.

    Can I take out the HDD and install it in an enclosure and run some sort of recovery software? I had alot of personal stuff as well as my portfolio work in there =(
  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Take out the hdd and try the freezer trick. Freezer it in a plastic bag for thirty minutes. Then QUICKLY firewire it to a mac and try to pull your files of it or copy the disc.
  3. KSource thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2004
    This is possibly the most out there thing I have ever heard in my life hahaha.

    So it needs to be an enclosure that has firewire (I assume for the faster speeds)?

    Is transferring the files to a MBP ok? Guessing it just needs to be something running OSX?

    I'll look more into it. Thanks.

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