Macs suck, my screen died.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zianac, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Zianac macrumors member

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    Okay! now... Macs don't suck... but my buddy owns an old running I believe 10.3 and he thinks his screen died... Isn't there a way that I can hook my MBP up to his old MB to get files and stuff off of it? or something? Thanks a ton!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Connect it via firewire and hold down T on boot this will put it in Target Disk Mode and mount it as a drive on your computer.
     
  3. joekix macrumors 6502

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    start it in target disc mode by holding "t" down when you boot up. then get a firewire and connect it to your computer and you're good to go.
     
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  5. christopher3071 macrumors regular

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    Yessir

    Get your hands on a 2.5" hard drive enclosure and connect it via USB to your computer. Then use good 'ol Carbon Clone (free) to copy it bit by bit so he doesn't lose a thing. Once he gets his new computer, load the disc image over, and you're done. Good as new. I've had to do it a few times myself. It's also good for backing up your Leopard install disc. ;)

    Edit: Took too long to respond I suppose. You could do what they said too if you don't want to copy everything.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I suppose you could do this if you want to take out the harddrive from the old one but if you don't/can't how are you going to install CCC.
     
  7. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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  8. christopher3071 macrumors regular

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    With the poster's computer. The computer with the broken screen is his friend's computer... How doesn't that make sense? He asks how to connect the two to get data..
     

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