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    May 15, 2010
    switching to a new macbook pro but cant recover old info off old NO POWER
    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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    May 15, 2010
    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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    May 15, 2010
    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?

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    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    ...No. Spend 55 dollars and get the ThermalTake BlacX sata hard drive dock.

    Fits 3.5inch and 2.5 inch.

    Thermaltakeusa»Storage»BlacX»BlacX : BlacX N0028USU

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Another option is what I like to call, "the best tool ever created for anyone who is serious about playing with computers": - 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.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Prague, Czech Republic
    2,4Ghz 15" unibody
    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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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    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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