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    iBook A1007 has a bad system board and will not boot up. How can I retrieve the data off the HDD before getting the board fixed?

    Is there anyway to connect it to another mac?

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    If it won't get through the POST startup, then no, you will have to pull the hard drive. Have you tried booting it in Target mode?

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    If I pull the drive will it lose all it's data?

    No, I have not tried to boot up in Tiger mode....how would I do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by me1303 View Post
    If I pull the drive will it lose all it's data?

    No, I have not tried to boot up in Tiger mode....how would I do that?
    The data on your drive will safe and sound if you have to pull it out. Target mode is a way to start up a Mac so that you can transfer data to another Mac over Firewire. Boot and hold down the "t" key, you will be rewarded with a Firewire icon on the screen. However, if your logic board is really blown, you won't get that far...

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    I don't know if it is really gone or not. I was able to boot-up this morning.

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    Hard drive is running and I am copying data over to my MBP but there is no display... I think the monitor may be the problem here.

    I don't have the power adaptor for the iBook but it seems like the firewire cable is keeping it powered. I was wrong, the battery just went dead.

    I only got 6 out of 25 gigs copied.

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    OK, that model was notorious for video problems. Your data is safe, but you will need a power supply, nothing will feed across the Firewire bus. You are almost out of the woods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
    OK, that model was notorious for video problems. Your data is safe, but you will need a power supply, nothing will feed across the Firewire bus. You are almost out of the woods!
    Do you mean the power adaptor or an internal power supply?

    It is not the back light in the monitor?

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    No, just the power adapter, the regular old 45 watt unit, they were used on several models, hopefully you can borrow one. Incidentally, the monitor is actually fine, but the graphics processor that is soldered to the mother board is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
    No, just the power adapter, the regular old 45 watt unit, they were used on several models, hopefully you can borrow one. Incidentally, the monitor is actually fine, but the graphics processor that is soldered to the mother board is dead.
    Thank you for your help. I will back up the data and then take it to the shop...

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