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So how long have you been using the new Mac for?
we just bought it
Have you started it up and started using it?
mac store said the logic boar in the old one is shot
yes 30 minutes ago or so
This is what you need to do...
Are you using it to talk to me now?
What computer is the old one?
mac book pro
3-4 years old
running os x 10.5.8
Does it have a Firewire port on it?
yes fire wire is hooked up using target disc mode on old fried computer
can see the old HD on the desktop all the files are there
just need to know what to do to get em into the new one
Follow my steps exactly
i see the old HD on the desktop of the new machine just not sure whats next
Go into your Applications>Utilities folder and then click on Migration Assistant
What was wrong with the Logic Board
Was it just a graphics issue?
not sure they said a grand to fix
im in migration assittant
yes 975 for a new board said to get a new one
I told my wife we should get away from the apple store
lots of incentive to sell new machines i would guess huh?
It's funny, because I worked for them for 6 years. LOL
The repairs in London are a lot cheaper I guess...
migration assistant is open
do i click on transfer files from another mac
So what options do you see before you?
then it asks fire wire
now I see the HD in the menu
There you go
It should detect your HD from your old computer
just clcik to continue
my only worry is, that if the Logic Board is broken, that it may quit half way through
depending on what was wrong with it
What symptoms did you have before you went to the store?
should i transfer all settings applications and user as well as HD or just HD
Definitely transfer the User...
it was Kernel panicing?? grey screen
not really sure
Settings and Applications unless you can't live without your old apps, I wouldn't bother
Better to have a fresh start
3 trips to the genius bar no one really knew what was wrong
What did you go in for?
What sent you there in the first place?
the dead computer
It wouldn't power on?
yes just the grey screen wouldnt start
Regardless, I would transfer only the User... That will move all your photo's, iTunes and Documents...
ok only user not all her desktop stuff that is the largest file 57G
the others are users 11 and apps 5.7
Have you got all the old Applications on CD?
If you haven't you might as well move them as well...
i have em on a drive
Then User only
That will also move over her old Desktop
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im going to log out and work on it thanks