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    Default Oh flipping heck

    And words to that effect ,just got back from a very soggy week in leaky Lakeland to find that my I.mac has decided to die the death of the black screen disease ,its turning on and making the sounds but no screen .so while I do have some pics to process it might b a while before I can post any photos ,can't even sell the old one for spares and repairs as I can't remove my personal data from it or access my photo libraries .

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    Now that is not a good welcome home. How long have you had the iMac?
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    It's about 8 years old Colin ,apparently the black screen of death is common

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    oh my, hopefully you have some backups of your images.

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    Not enough tom ,not that bothered to be honest ,but there's a lot of other important stuff on there I need to access

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    Not enough tom ,not that bothered to be honest ,but there's a lot of other important stuff on there I need to access
    I am sorry to hear that Jeff - I would think that it should be possible to remove the hard drive and mount it in a caddy so as to be able to read it with another machine and recover your data.
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    there's a lot of other important stuff on there I need to access
    If the HD is still working, go to youtube and look for how to replace a hard drive in an iMac. At first glance it looks pretty scary, but in fact is quite easy and if you are scrapping the remainder of the iMac, you don't have to be quite so careful disconnecting the screen etc. The HD itself just unclips, remove a couple of connections and you are ready to put it in a caddy to recover whatever you need.

    You will need a couple of suckers to remove the glass and a couple of small Torx drivers to remove the display, these are available from Crucial.com.

    Good luck buddy.
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    This happened to me - the day after I had bought my new iMac, the old one's screen died.
    Fortunately, I managed to connect both via a network switch and SSH into the old one, so I got the data that I needed off it.
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    My Ipad started to do funny things image wise and I looked on the web, it suggested something had come lose and to put it face down on a flat surface then whack the back with the flat of my hand to reseat it.... blowed if it didnt work and 8 months on is still happily churning away... can you not replace parts on them? I am a great believer that if man put it together, man can take it apart again to fix it.
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    Black screen could simply be the backlights gone. hold a torch to the screen and can you see an image, if you can it is the backlights, they illuminate behind the screen so you can see it.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/...2C+Help+please

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KXAZXdRVP0

    have you tried

    in my case the issue was also solved by simply entering the password on the black screen and then pressing enter.
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