Help!! I need help retrieving files from my MBA with cracked LCD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sublimetyme, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I dropped my Macbook Air and cracked the LCD. I cannot see anything. How can I access the data/files on the MBA from my iMac. The MBA is not set up as discoverable.

    Is there a way to plug the MBA into the iMac? Can I access the files remotely from my iMac?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    MacAdvisory

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    Plug it into an external display (you may have to purchase a mini-DVI or mini-DisplayPort adapter).
     
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    Pixellated

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    Can you view it over the network? if so you could view it like that.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    If you have the Ethernet adaptor you can connect it that way, also.
     
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    Sedulous

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    Or boot into disk target mode (hold down T while starting up). Plug firewire into another computer.
     
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    Pixellated

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    MacBook Air = No FireWire :)
     
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    InTheUnion

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    You could try using voiceover, helped me out loads when my graphics card went and the logic board needed needed replacing

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 - keyboard shortcuts

    and then activate screen sharing with the iMac or something?
     

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