Firstly, I'm glad that new iMac's appear to be coming out anyday soon. I've been waiting with baited breath to purchase a new machine since my late '07 iMac seemingly packed up in February. Anyway, I have quite a few data files, many images on the old hard drive that I would like to get hold of. Unfortunately, it won't boot past the grey screen and so I can't log in as usual. I've also tried loading in safe mode and from the external disc (OS X Snow Leopard) but to no avail. The computer keeps spitting the disc out after around a minute. Now I realise this particular machine is cooked as it's been on the brink for sometime - error code suggested a defective fan on the hard drive, however is there a way to access the contents on the hard drive via another iMac? i.e. the one I will be purchasing as and when they are released. Apologies if this has been asked previously, I tried searching the forums but didn't find anything similar to my current needs.