Expert Advice needed on migration of Time Machine Back-up to new 27 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by robertgarven, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. robertgarven macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2008

    I still have my serious video ram problem set my other post. The apple store wanted $650 to replace my motherboard and the cheapest i found one online was $950, all for a machine that SL will not even support. I am limping along waiting for my i7 iMac to show (Whenever that is)

    Here is my question. I am not sure if my data on tis machine is corrupted by my video ram problem so not sure I want to do the firewire transfer, that is if my machine will even last till my new one shows.

    I have 2 back-ups a time machine and a super duper backup of 99% of my stuff. If I use my time machine back-up wont it wipe SL OS 10.6 off the new machine? When you do a TM back-up from disk utility from the OS10.5 leopard start-up disc, it says that it will completely wipe your HD clean.

    Can I have a few suggestions on how to proceed when the time comes.

    Thanks so much,

    Rob Garven

    BTW do any of you experts know if my video artifact problem is corrupting my files or just my video, while I am typing this everything looks good unless I look at my menu-bar or dock which is pretty distorted....
  2. ibwb macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2006
    Hi Rob, based on your description -- that you have a corrupt display but the computer otherwise works fine -- I would expect the files on your hard drive to be okay.

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