Apple's line of iBook laptops was intended for the consumer and educational markets. The iBook line comprises of the iBook G3 Clamshell, G3 12", G3 14", G4 12", and G4 14".

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How to remove the hard drive to extract data?

My old mac ibook g4 will not turn on, apple says something to do with mother board. I am needing to extract data from that hd to my new mac. thinking about removing hd and putting in a housing to connect it to my new macbook pro? any suggestions?

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You can use an external enclosure: Firewire ATA Laptop Hard Drive Enclosure

If it's a firewire, you will be able to boot from it. You can't boot from a USB drive.

You can also use an adapter. This will handle ATA & SATA 3.5" & 2.5":

For the correct guide on removing the hard drive please tell us which iBook you have. Here's a guide for the 800MHz 12" iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Hard Drive Replacement

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thanks Mayer, my new macbook pro doesn't have the same size firewire port so I am a bit confused ? any ideas ?


You can get a firewire 400 to 800 cable or a fire wire 400 to 800 adapter


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