iMac Early 2008 Broken - Extracting the hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jonny Cake, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Jonny Cake macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    My iMac 24" from early 2008 just died :(

    Apple won't even look at it because it's "vintage", so I took it to another repair shop and they say it's the video card. I found a replacement card on Ebay for about $350, but with installation and shipping I'm not sure it's worth it to repair.

    Unfortunately I don't have exported backups from some applications (iPhoto albums, iTunes library, accounting data, ...). But I'd like to know, if I remove the hard drive from the broken machine and mount it in an external enclosure, can I boot from this hard drive on another macbook or iMac? Basically, I want to know if I can use it to run those apps and export my data while running the installed applications from the old machine.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Yes.
     
  3. midorix macrumors member

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  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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