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i am transferring files from an older mac book pro with a shot

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i am transferring files from an older mac book pro with a shot logic board. We can still see the files and have hard drive up on new mac book pro using firewire/target disc mode, can see all files when I click on HD icon on desk top.

How to i transfer files,photos, itunes etc to new mac?

The Mac Daddy :

Hi

The Mac Daddy :

Welcome to JustAnswer.com, I would be happy to help!

The Mac Daddy :

So how long have you been using the new Mac for?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

we just bought it

The Mac Daddy :

Have you started it up and started using it?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

mac store said the logic boar in the old one is shot

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

yes 30 minutes ago or so

The Mac Daddy :

Ok

The Mac Daddy :

This is what you need to do...

The Mac Daddy :

Are you using it to talk to me now?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

yes

The Mac Daddy :

Ok...

The Mac Daddy :

What computer is the old one?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

mac book pro

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

3-4 years old

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

running os x 10.5.8

The Mac Daddy :

Which model?

The Mac Daddy :

Does it have a Firewire port on it?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

yes fire wire is hooked up using target disc mode on old fried computer

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

can see the old HD on the desktop all the files are there

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

just need to know what to do to get em into the new one

The Mac Daddy :

ok...

The Mac Daddy :

Follow my steps exactly

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

i see the old HD on the desktop of the new machine just not sure whats next

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

ok

The Mac Daddy :

Go into your Applications>Utilities folder and then click on Migration Assistant

The Mac Daddy :

What was wrong with the Logic Board

The Mac Daddy :

?

The Mac Daddy :

Was it just a graphics issue?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

not sure they said a grand to fix

The Mac Daddy :

LOL

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

im in migration assittant

The Mac Daddy :

A grand?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

yes 975 for a new board said to get a new one

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

I told my wife we should get away from the apple store

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

lots of incentive to sell new machines i would guess huh?

The Mac Daddy :

It's funny, because I worked for them for 6 years. LOL

The Mac Daddy :

The repairs in London are a lot cheaper I guess...

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

migration assistant is open

The Mac Daddy :

Ok

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

do i click on transfer files from another mac

The Mac Daddy :

So what options do you see before you?

The Mac Daddy :

Yes

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

then it asks fire wire

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

now I see the HD in the menu

The Mac Daddy :

There you go

The Mac Daddy :

It should detect your HD from your old computer

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

just clcik to continue

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

thanks

The Mac Daddy :

my only worry is, that if the Logic Board is broken, that it may quit half way through

The Mac Daddy :

depending on what was wrong with it

The Mac Daddy :

What symptoms did you have before you went to the store?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

should i transfer all settings applications and user as well as HD or just HD

The Mac Daddy :

Definitely transfer the User...

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

it was Kernel panicing?? grey screen

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

not really sure

The Mac Daddy :

Settings and Applications unless you can't live without your old apps, I wouldn't bother

The Mac Daddy :

Better to have a fresh start

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

3 trips to the genius bar no one really knew what was wrong

The Mac Daddy :

What did you go in for?

The Mac Daddy :

What sent you there in the first place?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

the dead computer

The Mac Daddy :

It wouldn't power on?

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

yes just the grey screen wouldnt start

The Mac Daddy :

Regardless, I would transfer only the User... That will move all your photo's, iTunes and Documents...

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

ok only user not all her desktop stuff that is the largest file 57G

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

the others are users 11 and apps 5.7

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

settings 0

The Mac Daddy :

Have you got all the old Applications on CD?

The Mac Daddy :

If you haven't you might as well move them as well...

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

i have em on a drive

The Mac Daddy :

Ok

The Mac Daddy :

Then User only

The Mac Daddy :

That will also move over her old Desktop

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

ok thanks

The Mac Daddy :

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The Mac Daddy :

Good luck

JACUSTOMER-lva46tjf- :

im going to log out and work on it thanks









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