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Recover movies on broken disk from iMac

Using advanced tools to read movies from a faulty disk

Oct. 15, 2020 -

This week I received a message from someone with a iMac that crashed. It contained more than 50.000 photos, covering two decades of personal history. As there was no backup, it was up to me to attempt to safe as much as I could. Could I possibly recover the personal photos?

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The display is fixed using Torx screws - it can be a little tricky to remove the screws as the magnets easily catch them!
The display is fixed using Torx screws - it can be a little tricky to remove the screws as the magnets easily catch them!
Removing the glass panel using suction caps
Removing the glass panel using suction caps
The iMac’s innards are visible after removing the display
The iMac’s innards are visible after removing the display
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
Be careful when lifting the display as it has multiple cables attached to the main logic board
Be careful when lifting the display as it has multiple cables attached to the main logic board

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