Broken iMac, need contents of hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kingshrubb, May 9, 2010.

  1. kingshrubb macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    My iMac broke and I need the files on my hard drive. The iMac is not worth fixing and I am getting a Macbook Pro, so how can I get the contents off my hard drive of my iMac and get them onto my Macbook Pro the easiest?
     
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    Target Disk Mode or if that doesn't work, take the iMac apart and take the HD out and put it in enclosure
     
  3. kingshrubb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Target Disk Mode won't work because my broken iMac won't turn on.

    My iMac is ~6 years old so which enclosure would I have to purchase (can someone give me a link, please?) to hook my old hard drive to my new macbook pro?

    thanks! :D
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's SATA so you need e.g. this. If you told me is it G4 or G5, I could be sure
     
  5. kingshrubb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep I have a G5. Thanks so much for your help btw. :)
     
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    Okay, then the link I gave is what you need as G5s have SATA
     

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