View Full Version : Help retrieving files from dead G3

01-20-2005, 10:24 AM
Hi everyone,
My old G3 (running OSX) died and I replaced it with a G4 Powerbook (also OSX). Is there any way to retrieve my files from the G3 by hooking up to my laptop? If not, any suggestions?

01-20-2005, 02:13 PM
Define dead. Will it boot at all? Do you know if the hard disk is still good or did it die? What kind of G3 is it; some had firewire ports, others didn't. If has one and will boot, you can connect the two with a firewire cable and use target disk mode to transfer files. Or did your G4 come with the Setup Assistant that will guide you through the transfer? If the hard disk is still good but the G3 won't boot, you can remove the disk and put in a firewire/usb enclosure and hook it up to the Powerbook.

mark hunte
01-20-2005, 02:22 PM
crap, missed a chance for some wit, by 9.mins :)

01-20-2005, 03:10 PM
crap, missed a chance for some wit, by 9.mins :)

you know its amazing how fast people respond/are willing to help on these forums... exactly why I keep coming back ;)