iMac 24", dead pixels, replacement on way, how to migrate data?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RealEvil, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. RealEvil macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2007

    I got my lovely new 24" iMac 3 days ago. I used migration assistant to move from my MBP (which I wont wipe, I just wanted all the apps, itunes etc from my laptop). As soon as it was all done I noticed a thin 2mm line of dead pixels in a very visible area of the screen. Heartbroken I called Apple and a replacement is on way. Apple will pick up this unit first.

    So, how do I get everything thats on my iMac now onto the new iMac? I added 1 or 2 apps, created a new users etc so worst case its not a major problem to migrate from MBP again, but is there anything else I could use? I dont mind spending a little cash on it.

  2. forgottensoft macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    Vermont, USA
    Well, hook your MBP to your imac, rerun Migrations Assistant (in utilities folder), then when the new one comes, do the same thing you did before
  3. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2008
    connect two machines using firewire, put old machine into target disc mode and transfer away
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  5. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Buy an external drive, use Superduper to clone your iMac's drive and then tell Migration Assistant to bring stuff over from your bootable backup.

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