4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2014 1:02 PM by EssoJay
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This is my first entry to the Apple Support Community. Hope I give enough info.


•How do I migrate from a late 2007 24" iMac with a garbled screen, (which is due to a rapidly deteriorating GPU, I'm assuming) to an early 2011 MacBook Pro, 17". First I tried using the Time Machine backup from the iMac on an external hard drive but most of the folders and files are unaccesible with a round red circle with a white minus sign as they are now on the MacBook. I also mistakenly copied over the Time Machine backup disk, so all I have is the iMac with the very difficult to near impossible to read display. Can this be done with verbose login (which I've never done) or can I merely hook the machines up via Firewire or ethernet? Thanks from a neophyte.

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
Reply by Strawb268 on Jan 5, 2014 4:05 AM Helpful
Here is advice on Migration Assistant.  Using it will depend on how much you can use/see on the screen on your iMac. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4413
Reply by OGELTHORPE on Jan 5, 2014 4:05 AM Helpful
Use Target Disk Mode: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph3838 http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1661 If your iMac boots and is recognized by the MBP, The screen issue on the iMac is irrelevant. Good luck. Ciao

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