MacBookPro and PowerMac 7500

Before I discard my old PowerMac 7500 I want to make sure there are no files on that computer that I need to save on my laptop or external drive. Problem is, I can't get the 7500 to work with my monitor (and I have verified that the monitor does indeed function properly on another computer). The SCSI port on the 7500 hasn't worked in years, and it looks like the monitor port is also malfunctioning. I cannot therefore see what is still on the 7500 hard drive.
Is there any way I can use a network to get "into" the 7500, see what is there, and then transfer any useful files to my laptop? I don't think Terminal mode works on OS 9 on a 7500. I was going to try to hook up the machines via Ethernet, but that might not work if I cannot turn on File Sharing on the 7500.
Or should I just let the 7500 rest in peace?
Thanks in advance for all constructive suggestions

You've obviously used the 7500 for many years. Can you think of any file on there that you'd need? Think of the programs that you have on there and how you might need to import files from them to programs used on the Mac now. If there is a way, at this point, it might be a hair puller. So, I think just let it go. I'd remove the hard drive. That might be the way... install the hard drive in an enclosure and attach it to your MBP.

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