Reviving an essentially "Dead" Powerbook G4

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

  1. Sam5281 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2014
    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

    Dec 21, 2013
    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


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland

    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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