The screen to a iMac G5 20in died. I changing out the power supply, the logic board and even connected it to another moniter but no image. Was going to firewire the computer to my computer and pull off the data but there was no firewire on my computer, so I removed the HD and bought iFix-it's Universal Drive Adapter...that came in a cute zippered carrying case. Sooo Cool!!!
I took the HD home and connected it to my Mac laptop using the Universal Drive Adapter. I also connected an external HD to the laptop. When both icons showed I opened them both and started draging and dropping files.
Transfering data, especially pictures, takes a long time. This project took 4 hours...there were a LOT of pictures.
What I noticed while transfering the files was that the HD I was transfering files from AND my laptop got real hot. So as to not burn out the two devices I set them both on igloo cooler ice blocks that were wrapped in towels, cuz I didn't have a cooling fan. This kept the two devices cool while I finished the transfer.