[iBook] getting data off pulled iBook HD

G Henry Taylor henrytaylor at att.net
Wed Aug 16 08:38:35 PDT 2006

On Aug 16, 2006, at 11:04 AM, Joy Freeman wrote:

> We recently upgraded the original hard drive in a dual-USB iBook. It 
> now
> turns out the old drive wasn't properly backed up and we need to pull 
> some
> data from it. Short of cracking open the iBook again, what is our best 
> bet
> for bringing that drive up and getting the data? We'd rather not open a
> laptop again, but we do have an old G3 to work with, as well as two 
> working
> iBooks, a MacBook Pro, and an external hard drive. We're willing to 
> spend at
> least a little money on hardware to do this if necessary. There's no 
> Apple
> store within hundreds of miles, so we can't very well carry it in to a
> Genius Bar, and my husband would probably feel uncomfortable sending 
> the
> hard drive off to somebody else to recover the data.
> Any help would be appreciated,
> Joy

Put the old drive into your external and boot to that, then move what 
files you need. If not a 2.5 external drive, try the G3 (book?). Put 
old drive into G3, boot to target disc mode and copy files to the new 
drive. Just a thought.


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