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Using another computer to read files from a defective computer

Using advanced tools to read files 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 hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
Ultimately I was able to rescue all other photos!
Ultimately I was able to rescue all other photos!
Some iMacs require a special cutting blade to cut through the adhesive tape holding the glass on to the Aluminium frame
Some iMacs require a special cutting blade to cut through the adhesive tape holding the glass on to the Aluminium frame
Connecting the salvaged disk to another Mac
Connecting the salvaged disk to another Mac
The iMac’s innards are visible after removing the display
The iMac’s innards are visible after removing the display

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