Crashed Cannot Boot up. Can Hard drive be pulled?
iMac 27" 2010
We loaded Yosemite and everything worked for about 24 hours and then I heard crazy munching sounds and the rainbow wheel would not stop spinning. I walked away for awhile and when I came back the computer had shut itself down. Now when I try to power up I get a grey screen with the apple logo in the middle with a loading bar beneath it. The bar starts filling in like its loading and then halfway through computer shuts itself down again.
Can I pull the hard drive out to try and save all my files?
(and yes I get the dummy of the day award, I have not had even a near recent backup of the computer.)
Thanks for any advice and guidance.
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