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Hi Cindy. Is it the Mac that has stopped working or the hard drive?
If it's the Mac then the drive is probably OK and can be accessed though anopther mac after removing it from the Mac chassis. If the Mac will power up then it's drive can often be accessed even if the mac itself won't do anything.
If the HD itself is not working then things are more difficult. It is most likely going to cost you regardless of the nature of the failure. Failed HD recovery is not cheap. It just goes to shjow that when we kept our photoghraphs in a shoebox under the bed all we had to worry about was the house catching fire.
Backups are cheap. when you get this sorted, the very next thing you must do is get a back-up drive.

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