Screen failed, need to access data

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Devie, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Devie macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys, my old man's iMac 21" from mid last years screen has failed, apparently Apple refuse to work on it so whatever, he just wants the data off it. What's the most simple method I could use?
    Is there a way to force a second screen to become the primary without blindly looking for system prefs on the other end?

    (BTW I have not actually gone and seen the issue yet and will try the basics)
     
  2. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    Connect it to a second monitor?
     
  3. Devie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I said;

    "Is there a way to force a second screen to become the primary without blindly looking for system prefs on the other end?"
     
  4. Kyle-K, Sep 15, 2014
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    Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    Devie, I answered this recently in another thread here. You could also access the drive using target disk mode.

     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    From the thread CMD + F1 key. For those too lazy to look.

    mac-keyboard-shortcut-for-display-mirroring.jpg
     
  6. Devie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome thanks heaps, sorry I did attempt to search but didn't have much luck.
     

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