Reviving an essentially "Dead" Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sam5281, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Sam5281 macrumors member

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    Hey whats up guys

    So, I've had my original powerbook G4 sitting on the shelf in a basically"dead" state for over 5 or more year now. Don't recall what exactly the issue is with it, but just does not turn on and vaguely remember when I got it checked back then the store claimed it to be logic board related. May or may not be true, it's been a long time. Anyhow, for kicks I actually really want to get this thing booted up, or at least grab the hard-drive off it. What would be the best and also most cost effective way of going about this. Don't care about the machine - just old stuff thats on it IE: Pictures, music, etc!

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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    Buy an IDE to USB box, open your PowerBook, remove the hdd and connect it to a never Mac using that USB box.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try removing the battery, holding the power button for 30 seconds, plugging in the adapter and trying to boot it straight off the adapter.
     

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