Dead iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dmut, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. dmut, Feb 12, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014

    dmut macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2006
    HI, sorry for the n00b question.. I have an old 24" iMac that will not start up...totally dead. I want to sell it for parts, but I don't know how to get the personal information off it since it won't turn on. What is my best option? Thanks!!
  2. ctucci macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    Yer Mom's basement.
    Tear Down the 24" Wall

    I'd head over to and find a teardown guide for your model, and pull the hd.

    Then you can format it using another computer if you don't need anything off of it.
  3. dmut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2006
  4. cashville2400 macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2011
    Have you had it look at by Apple or anyone else? My early 2009 iMac did the same thing, it ended up being the power supply. Once it was replaced it started right up.

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