The iMac G5, powered by the PowerPC G5 processor, was originally released in 2004.

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Overheated iMac G5 20"

I ran a iMac G5 for 6 years without vacuuming the cooling vent ports. It is apparently fried from overheating. How do I remove the HD so that I can transfer info to new mac.

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The steps to remove the hdd from the g5 are depending on the exact model

if it's an A1076 (or easier - no isight camera), use this guide

and if its an A1145 (with isight camera), use this guide

iMac G5 20" Model A1076 Hard Drive Image

Guide

iMac G5 20" Model A1076 Hard Drive Replacement

Difficulty:

Moderate

5 - 15 minutes

iMac G5 20" Model A1145 Hard Drive Image

Guide

iMac G5 20" Model A1145 Hard Drive Replacement

Difficulty:

Moderate

30 minutes - 1 hour

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