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  1. #1

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    Default iBook logic Board dead.... can I get info of HDD?

    I think I already know the answer to this one....

    My GF's iBook died a while back, and we got it checked out, and surprise, surprise, they said ....logicboard is dead, and it's $1billion to get a new one.

    I am wondering if there is any way to get data off the HDD without pulling the machine apart to get to it.

    I pulled various machines apart and put them back together before, but it's just such a hassle, that I really don't want to have to do it.

    BTW, it's a G3 12" iBook 700MHz.
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    No . I think the only way to retrieve data from your HD is to remove it and put it into another laptop or external case. The target firewire trick will only work if the host computer is working.
    Is this logicboard dead or only "resting". There is a trick covered here in the forum quite well about clamping the edge of the case together which forces some of the flaky components to work again.Loose solder joins are the cause I believe. Do a search for G3 logicboard here to see.
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    If the logic board is dead, you have no choice. Since any method to get data off while the machine works involves a working system, and using target disk mode.

    Time to start unscrewing

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    Dang it.
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    It depends what is wrong with the iBook. Sometimes if it's just no video, you can still boot the machine into target disc mode.
    Yes, I've done it - quite a few times for schools.

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    Just be thankful that the HDD is still alive, you can work your way around this by buying an external 2.5" HDD Enclosure to read the data off once it has been removed from the iBook.
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    ust be thankful that the HDD is still alive, you can work your way around this by buying an external 2.5" HDD Enclosure to read the data off once it has been removed from the iBook.
    Yeah - these are about 20 bucks. You could also buy an adapter to plug it into a normal IDE connector.
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    Cheers guys,

    I have all the stuff to get the drive out and data off, but just didn't want to have to go to the hassle of pulling the machine apart...... oh well.

    PS; anyone wanna buy a slightly used ibook?
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    is it the white one. Does it have a slot loading dvd.
    If so id be interested in that if your pulling the thing apart

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