Need Help With Data Recovery!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    My iMac G5 is basically dead. Logic board failure. Apple is going to replace it by giving me a credit toward the purchase of a new iMac but that is a different story. I need to send my G5 back to them.

    Can I take the internal hard drive out and transfer the data to a PC and then get that data off the PC onto an external HD?

    Any help or thoughts on how I can recover my data before I need to send the G5 back to apple.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    You can take your hard drive out of your G5 and install it as a secondary drive in a PC and then use a program like MacDrive or HFSExplorer to copy the data to an external drive.
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Why wouldn't you use your backup?
  4. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    Thanks, I will look it those options.

    I have a time capsule that I will use, but it can never hurt to make sure everything is backed up. I have lost data before and now I try and have at least my photos backed up in multiple places.

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