Migate from 17" G5 iMac to 17" Intel iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jammies1954, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. jammies1954 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I need to migrate to an Intel iMac from a crashed g5 iMac. (Diagnostic lights indicate a bad main board on the g5)
    Can the g5 HD be simply swapped to the new intel iMac or am I asking for major issues?
    Would it be easier to get an external HD enclosure and proceed from there?
     
  2. kitsunestudios macrumors regular

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    Go for an external enclosure; They're cheap, and it'll be much less hassle.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    Some of the G5 iMacs had a PATA disk interface, which would not be compatible. Intel iMacs use a different partitioning scheme so the drive would not be bootable as-is.

    Mount it in an external housing and copy files to the Intel machine.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    1. see if you can get old computer into firewire mode, in that case, use migration assistant

    2. see if Apple Store would transfer it for you.
     

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