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Recovering movies from a broken hard disk

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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Ultimately I was able to rescue all other photos!
Ultimately I was able to rescue all other photos!
Ohhhh no! Trouble! Read errors while copying photos!
Ohhhh no! Trouble! Read errors while copying 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
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
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!
Connecting the salvaged disk to another Mac
Connecting the salvaged disk to another Mac

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