Model A1224 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2, 2.4, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Our iMac 20" 2133 did nothing after a close hit of Lightning

Will replacing the harddisk be of any help? If not what would?

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Ouch! Sadly lightning often does permanent damage to the system as a whole. At this point I would speak to your insurance agent on getting the system (as well as anything else damaged) replaced.

To help prevent damage in the future during a lightning storm. Pull the power plugs out of your equipment from the outlets and if you have a modem or network connection disconnect them as well until the storm has passed.

You may want to have an electrician check your buildings grounding and wiring. It's also a good idea to have the equipment plugged into a good quality surge suppressor and/or UPS to handle power line spikes.

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After you get your replacement system you might be able to recover your stuff from the drive. You'll need to take the drive out and place it into a case so you can plug it in to one of your USB ports.

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Thank you, we got paid by the insurance for a small downpayment on the new iMac. Since we had a full backup I will take the harddisk to a destructor and enjoy my new 27" iMac.

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