How do I retrieve the data on my broken G5?

My G5 has not worked for some time, but i have photo's, software and documents that i dont want to loose, can i retrieve them reasonably easily and reasonably cheaply - im a novice with this stuff, but wanting to learn?

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Remove the hard drive and put it in an external enclosure or use a Universal Adapter to hook it up to your current machine: Universal Drive Adapter

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The easiest way to copy data would be to attach a Firewire cable from the broken Mac to a working machine. Boot the working machine as normal, and hold down the T key on the broken Mac as you turn it on. Refer to this Apple site for more info:

If the disk won't mount on a working Mac, you will need to remove the hard drive. This model is easy to take apart, especially if you are just going to scrap the machine afterwards. Once you get the hard drive out of the machine, you can attach it to any computer with a SATA enclosure via a USB connection.

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