How to access to hard drive once removed from iBook?
Hi, my logic board is broken and I want at least to recover the data in the hard drive.
I can easily follow ifixit instructions to take it off the iBook g4.
Once I do that I have the hard drive in my hands.
At this point I want to access to the 2.5" hard drive... with what?
Do I use a hard drive dock?
Does it have to be firewire or can it be usb?
Can I have access to my iBook g4 hard disk through a pc or do I have to use another mac?
Also, this hard disk I am removing has Tiger 10.4 installed, and I still have the original disk. I want to erase the hard disk so to use the Tiger OS again on another machine (the copy of Tiger I have can be used only on one machine at a time), how can I do that? will a formatting be enought?
Bu iyi bir soru mu?
Giuseppe I'm curious. What is your logic board problem ?
Hi Lemerise, my logic board probably burned. One second it was working, then large grey lines on the monitor, then black. Now whenever I turn it on it shows me only large vertical grey lines. Even when i plug the cable to the external monitor plug, so to see on another spare monitor, i still see no signal or grey lines. I went to the Apple store and (as i knew from reading here) they told me it has to be the logic board, that need to be replaced, for 259 $. At this point i want to recover the hard disk and sell the working pieces on ebay. This iBook is 1,33 combo drive, 1.5 gb ram and 40gb hard disk. Everythign worked fine, plus i have an isight in perfect condition. This iBook served me as a dream for 5 years of heavy usage, and when i mean heavy i mean over 10 hours around 5 times a week. I bow down to the quality of apple. Now it's time to move on to a newer one.
OK thanks. I just wanted to be sure that your logic board was really faulty cause Apple often gives a bad motherboard diagnostic when something else is the culprit. I can see your logic board has a faulty graphic chip so in your case the diagnostic was right. I was also asking because the 1.33 12" has a problem with the airport card but the logic board can be salvaged if you remove the airport card.