My 2nd generation ppc iMac has just died from what has been diagnosed as a logic board failure. Given its 8 years old, it's not economic to fix. I'm about to buy a new iMac and I was wondering if it's possible to use it to get the data off the old machine perhaps using FireWire cable or something similar. Or could I remove the hard drive and put it in a housing to boot as an external drive. The hard drive was working fine prior to the machine not booting up.