I've had an Emac for the past 5 years and the crt recently died. When i bought my new iMac, the folks at the Mac store tried to open the machine up to take out the hard drive and transfer to data. Unfortunately, the screws stripped and they couldn't open the machine, and they are not allowed to cut it open, even with my permission. My question is, can cut the machine open, take out the hard drive and buy an enclosure, transfer whatever data I need and then use that hard drive and enclosure as an external hard drive?. Does this make sense? is this doable by someone who has some knowledge, but not loads? Do I pay someone to do this for me? THanks for any info.