Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 1:48 AM (in response to don tishman)
...transfer the contents of this computer to the new one.
If you need to do nothing else with the old Mac for now, you won't need its mouse or pointer at all when connecting it with the new Mac in Target Disk Mode.
Recommendation: Set up the new Mac with the new OS X from scratch including installing all apps new (only newest versions that are fully compatible with 10.8.2!!!), and copy your data and files over from the old Mac manually.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to LousyFool)
thank you, my new macbook pro will not arrive until Wednesday. how to get to " target risk mode".? i would like to give my old macbook pro to my granddaughter, can i get the pointer to work?"
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 4:26 PM (in response to don tishman)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 6:12 PM (in response to don tishman)
Yes, all instructions for Target Disk Mode are in the linked doc, indeed.
Once you have your data off the old Mac and secured, you will probably want to re-install the operating system (OS X) anyway, so your granddaughter gets a "clean" Mac. Unless it's the unlikely case of a hardware defect, the mouse pointer should work again then.
Something tells me you don't have a backup...?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:58 PM (in response to LousyFool)
I assume that the Target disc mode is booting up holding down the T key. I fixed the pointer by using a mouse instead of the track pad for the pointer.
I appreciate your help again thanks.
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