Removing data from ancient iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elZotto, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. elZotto macrumors newbie

    elZotto

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    I have an old Rev A, tray loading, 233MHz, Bondi Blue iMac with a dead display.

    There is stuff on the hard drive that I would like to retrieve.

    How can I do this?

    Thanks in advance

    elZ
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Did those old iMac's support an external monitor?
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    I'm not certain if this solution is compatible with this iMac but I think you should be able to use Target Disk Mode to retrieve data from its hard drive.
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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  5. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Does it have os9 or osx? if osx you can log in via ethernet cable via ssh.

    I don't think rev a iMac has firewire.
     
  6. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    Bollocks. :eek: I had a horrible feeling there was no firewire. So much for that then.
     
  7. Poncho macrumors 6502

    Poncho

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    I've got one that is till runnining.

    I connect it to my router via ethernet cable then on my main machine running leopard I can see it under 'Places' (I think, not at home right now). But this is because I have it running Panther and clicked file sharing in system preferences. If you have sharing clicked then you can get at all your stuff that way. Or, I would take out the hard drive and put it in an external enclosure to get it.
     

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