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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:49 am 
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Hello there to all you old Apple Mac fans (ok, so if I get no responses to this I 'll know that there aren't any on here).

I need some help.

I have always had a Mac, until the last couple of years, when all my old ones packed in at the same time. I have a bit of a situation that I need some help to get out of.

The 1st generation iMac, and G3 tower that I had both died a horrible death, but I retained the hard drives as they both contain data that I would like to retrieve, and of course I had not done a recent backup.

I think that the data is recoverable as it was a power issue on both machines that finally killed them, but I could be wrong.

So what I am looking for is someone who either has an old Mac or means of connecting up an old Mac hard drive to their's and recovering the data for me and sticking it onto some kind of portable hard drive!!

Let me know if you can help.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:03 pm 
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If its is just a standard 3.5" drive can't you just buy a MAC compatible USB enclosure, whack the drive in and plug it into whatever piece of Cupertino chic-ness you now own?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:29 pm 
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Absolute-mac.co.uk AND the guvnor's a retro ubermeister. Ask for Big Matt, tell him I sent you.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:39 pm 
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neilll wrote:
If its is just a standard 3.5" drive can't you just buy a MAC compatible USB enclosure, whack the drive in and plug it into whatever piece of Cupertino chic-ness you now own?


Cheers buddy but I no longer own a Mac at all, so as far as I know this will not work will it?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:41 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
Absolute-mac.co.uk AND the guvnor's a retro ubermeister. Ask for Big Matt, tell him I sent you.


Thanks for that, I will follow that up if no-one on here can help. Should iIsay Agency_Scum sent me, or do I need to know your real name? ( :oops: sure I probably do know it as I've dealt with almost everyone on here by now... :roll: )


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:57 pm 
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development_cycle wrote:
Cheers buddy but I no longer own a Mac at all, so as far as I know this will not work will it?


Ahhh...yeah, you need what I said AND a buddy with a Mac to get the data off.

Or you could try something like this: http://www.macdisk.com/mden.php3

It will allow you to read a Mac formatted drive on a PC (but all the usual disclaimers apply :wink: )


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:18 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
Absolute-mac.co.uk AND the guvnor's a retro ubermeister. Ask for Big Matt, tell him I sent you.


Top man 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 6:34 pm 
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Hello,
cheers Tin Tin! :lol:

For the record I'm known as Mark Barnett and Agency Scum. :lol:

Don't get Matt started on bikes though, before the computer business he was the best bike mechanic in the west country. He likes to piss off " modernists " by riding the downhill run at Cwmcarn on his 1990 Saracen Kili Flyer VERY VERY FAST in his jeans and t-shirt.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:19 pm 
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I am / was a big Apple fan.

Collection currently stands at about 40 or so from the first to the latest...

(About five times my bike collection which is probably why I don't get moaned at too much by GirlBurning...!)

If you need help hooking up the drive I'd be more than happy to help out.

Cheers ears.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 7:02 am 
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So we're not off round to Heather Mills' to help him get his stuff back..

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