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Repair a dead drive without fully removing it
Authored by: TazmanDman on Mar 29, '05 11:57:18AM

People, tray loading iMacs have no firewire, therefore cannot boot from them.

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Repair a dead drive without fully removing it
Authored by: clamstrip on Mar 29, '05 12:45:45PM

My G4 iMac (800mhz LCD "iLamp") is tray loading and has firewire.
My G3 iMac (400mhz DV) is slot loading and has firewire.
Only the reeeely old iMacs were tray loading w/o firewire.

Anyway, my solution is to have a bootable system on a firewire hard drive.
You can install a system on the drive using another mac if necessary.
For the dinosaur iMacs, this might work with usb drives as well, I don't know if they are bootable or not.



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Repair a dead drive without fully removing it
Authored by: TazmanDman on Mar 29, '05 04:22:22PM

let me rephrase - tray loading iMacs (original models) have no firewire, which was the context of the original poster as I understood it.

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