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    L.D.A.'s Avatar
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    Unhappy PowerBook G4 died
    My PowerBook G4 stopped working the very same day I got my new mac mini i7. I took it to the Apple store Genius Bar off Knox/Henderson in Dallas,TX and they told me it was my hard drive. The genius at the apple store recommended a company that could recover the data. I forgot the name of the company he recommended. Does anyone know of a company or business (preferably in the Dallas area) that could recover my hard drive data and possibly get my powerbook up and running again?

    Thanks

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    I think Apple was saying a Data Recovery place. That I am not sure. Maybe someone else will have some suggestions.

    As far as getting the Powerbook G4 working again, It needs a new hard drive. The Powerbooks are not the easiest to change out the drive but I have done it. I don't know how skilled you are at computer repair. You can purchase a new drive and install it. I could point you to a tutorial that tells how to do it if you give me the exact model and specs of your Powerbook G4.

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    L.D.A.'s Avatar
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    Thanks for your reply and yes I would like to see the tutorial. It's a 15" PowerBook G4 Model Number: A1138.

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    Apple PowerBook G4 1.67GHz 15" (Aluminum) Hi-Res DDR2 (M9969LL/A, A1138)

    Does that look like the specs?

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    Powerbook G4 15in Alum Take-Apart

    That should be it. Best I found so far.

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