Get information off dead mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by goosecoupe, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. goosecoupe macrumors member

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    So I have an old Imac G5 and the motherboard died. How can I wipe the hard drive if there's no power. I don't want to take it to the apple store, and I want to possibly sell the parts on ebay.

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  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Easiest way to do this would be with an enclosure. Have one handy?
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    You could try Firewire Target Disk mode.

    Googling should tell you all you need to know about how to do it. You'll need another Mac to do this though.
     
  4. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    It really depends on how "dead" it is. Firewire target disk mode would be my first suggestion but if it really is the motherboard I doubt thats gonna work. You would need to physically remove the hard drive and place it in a hard drive enclosure and hook it up to another computer.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Take the HDD out and if you have a external closure then stick it in there....case solved.



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