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    Bought macbook need to transfer powerbook files
    My powerbook broke a while back (just the motherboard), so I got a macbook today. I backed up some stuff, but I theres lots music that i do not want to rip again since that is a hassle. I would like to know how to remove the hard drive, which enclosure to buy, and the best way to get all my files onto my new leopard machine.

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    You should be able to find disassembly instructions on iFixIt.com. You didn't mention which model of Powerbook you have, otherwise I would have given you more specifics.

    As far as the enclosure goes, you'll just need to worry about whether it has a SATA hard drive or a PATA hard drive. You can tell by the connector on the drive. If it's wide with 44 little pins, then it's PATA. If it's just a tiny little connector, it's SATA. Again, what your machine has will vary depending on which model of PB you have.

    I have this enclosure for my MacBook Pro's old hard drive and it works quite well, but it's SATA only and not the most attractive.
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    It is a powerbook g4 12" with 1.5 powerpc processor and 80 gb hard drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by devites View Post
    It is a powerbook g4 12" with 1.5 powerpc processor and 80 gb hard drive
    That would be a PATA (standard ATA) hard drive then. You just need something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817145752

    Removal of the hard drive would go like this:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/Powe...Page-1/Battery
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