Formatting a iMac HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Oktober, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Oktober macrumors regular

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    About a month a go my 24" white iMac Intel core 2 duo died after 8.5 years of use :( The Logic board had failed - screen display all fuzzy/snowing colours etc... - and it was not worth replacing it.

    I have replaced the iMac with a late iMac 5K 27" beast.

    However, a local computer shop, has backed up the data from the dead iMac, but left it on the hard drive. But I am unsure of what to do with it now.

    I have seen videos of how you replace a HDD on a iMac and it looks tricky, but it is a dead machine, should I not worry?

    Ideas please.

    Darren
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just so I am clear... the old machine is broken and you plan to trash it? If you have personal data on that old rive, I would remove and destroy it for sure. If you don't care about breaking the old iMac just follow the iFixit web site instructions for hard drive replacement to remove the old drive, and if you break something along the way I guess it does not matter.
     
  3. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what I thought. I suppose I could have a noisy around whilst I am taking it apart.

    Cheers.
     

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