Broken screen, need to transfer files-help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wowtcg12, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. wowtcg12 macrumors newbie

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    okay well, on my macbook pro the cord that allows you to see what's on the screen is broken so the screen is totally black. But in under 2 weeks I will be getting a whole new laptop. All I need to do is quickly transfer some files over to the new computer and I'm all set. Is there any way I can somehow like view the screen on another computer or tv for a relativly low cost. I'm really unsure how to fix this cord and I dont want to mess up the computer anymore. And I know if I brought it to Apple I'd be charged a fortune. All I'm looking for is like some sort of cable or something that I can connect to a seperate TV so i can actually see the screen. Thanks so much :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depending on what model of MBP you have, you could use a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable to connect to your TV.


    You could also just remove the HDD from the MBP and put it in a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure, which cost around 10 to 20 € and transfer via Migration Assistant or just Finder and then use the HDD for backing up your new Mac.
     
  3. wlossw macrumors 65816

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    Use a firewire or thunderbolt cable and target disk mode to access the old
    Machine from the new machine directly.
     

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