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iBook - Logic board failed; how to recover data


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My iBook G3 finally died. The unit won't turn on. The Genius at the Apple Store check it out and says the logic board has failed. My question is how can I recover the data from the hard drive without paying the Apple Store $150. Is there a way I can do it myself without too much trouble? I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
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Your best bet is probably to pull the hard drive from the laptop and slave it to another computer somehow. I have one of these: Amazon.com: USB 2.0 to IDE SATA HDD Hard Drive Converter Cable: Electronics. It's a hard drive usb adapter so you can plug it into another mac and pull your data.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll order the cable and see what happens.
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If the Hard Drive is still intact that cable will do the job for sure!
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Thank you. The drive is intact and the cable is on the way.
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