How do I fix my hard drive?
I've had an old Apple PowerBook 140 for some time now. It was prety dead when I got it.
My goal was to get it back in good working order with as many of the original parts as possible so I could view/retrieve the files on the computer. I did a number of repairs by buying some PowerBook 100 series computers on eBay that had compatible parts.
Overtime I replaced all the components I thought could have issues, however I ended up with an issue wherein the computer would turn on, the screen would flash, and it would shut off. Through some testing, I found that the computer worked perfectly using a hard drive from one of the eBay powerbooks, but would not work with the original hard drive.
Is there any work-around for this such that I can at least retrieve the information on the old hard drive, or, better yet, bet the whole unit operational? I had though about trying to transfer data from the old hard drive to the working one.
If this is possible, how can I do it? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Is this a good question?