Access of a 160MB 3.5" SCSI Drive

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I need to retrieve some data from a PowerMac 6100/60's hard drive (a 160MB 3.5" SCSI Drive) but do not believe I have a monitor to hook up to it. The 6100 seems OK... it boots w/ the positive tones.
I'm not sure what the best path is.
If I purchased an old HD with a good powersupply, is there a way to get a SCSI device to talk on a USB system?
There is an ethernet connection on the 6100 but I doubt that I had ethernet active last time I used it...
Any suggestions much appreciated!
melristau

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I have a two year old HP VGA flat panel monitor hooked up to a (yuk PC) and I have an Apple Cinema Display hooked to a PowerPC G5.

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You could get a SCSI-USB adap

You could get a SCSI-USB adapter, but for less than that you should be able to get the necessary adapters to hook it your LCD.

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Adapter Fix

Thanks Red - I have several adapters that physically connect the 6100 to the LCD but was never able to get a live signal to display. Is there a specific adapter I need to look for?
Thanks

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Access of a 160MB 3.5" SCSI Drive

Another question on this problem...
If I get a SCSI to USB cable and use it to connect the SCSI port of the 6100 to my G5... is there any chance that the G5 will then be able to access the HD in the 6100 (without a monitor)?

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PRAM battery

If the PRAM battery is flat, the 6100 will not boot but will not display anything. Usually you can coax one with a flat battery by powering up for a few minutes; then power off and power on again as quickly as you can. Alternatively, replace the PRAM battery (check the voltage of the existing one to confirm that it is dead).

Phil

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PRAM battery

Thanks Phil
That was the problem. I've retrieved the files!
Mel