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switching to a new macbook pro but cant recover old info off old NO POWER


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purchasing a new macbook pro and my old mac dosnt power up at all! took it in and they said it needs a new logic board so i just want to buy a new one but dont have any power on the old one! any programs or ideas?!
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I would get an external USB2 3.5" (or 5.5" case if your old mac is a desktop model) external case and put your old drive in. You can then use Migration Assistant to move your old stuff to the new Mac.
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the old info is comming off of an older desktop mac...curious about the hard drive thing though. wouldnt you have to take apart the whole computer to do that?
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just thought of something...i have an older imac..the blue bubble type. can i just take the HD out of the G5 desktop and put it in the old imac to recover the info?
PLEASE HELP
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...No. Spend 55 dollars and get the ThermalTake BlacX sata hard drive dock.

Fits 3.5inch and 2.5 inch.

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Another option is what I like to call, "the best tool ever created for anyone who is serious about playing with computers":

Newegg.com - VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

For $20, you can't beat it. And I guarantee you'll use it more than once. Very handy to have in a pinch.

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you can always pull out the drive first to see if it's a 3,5 or 5,5 ... I mean, you will have to take it out anyway
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If it's a desktop PowerMac G5 it's a 3.5" Desktop SATA drive. What CWA suggested is the way to go as that device will come in handy another time.
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