Chugalug Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1

From: Mike Robinson 

On Apr 1, 2013, at 7:00 AM, wrote:
> Without a MAC? I got an all in one mac with a twitchy video that tends =
locks up.
> It got used as a back up now I have to get those 250 GB of files off.
> Since it is stable in CLI, it looks like running the machine with PING =
or clonezilla are the best bet.
> Anny other options? I really don't want to crack this all in one mac =

May I suggest that you just get the unit repaired someplace?  Even if =
the video cannot be salvaged, the drive can be put into an external =
enclosure.  If you have another Mac at your disposal, just mount its =
drive.  (And if you don't, same deal.  Filesystem support for the usual =
Mac filesystem is easily found.)

Macs can be disassembled using a Torx wrench, but, to be quite honest, =
it might be cheaper and faster in the long run to pay someone to get the =
drive out who knows how to do it in a matter of minutes, having done it =
many times on-the-job.  External enclosures of the appropriate size are =
much < $100.

Mike Robinson
(615) 268-3829