Migrating data from ibook to MBP

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by yojimbo1, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. yojimbo1 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2006
    I will soon purchase a MBP and want to migrate my files from my ibook G4.

    The display on my ibook does not work at all--totally blank.
    How will this affect the data migration process.

    Thanks in advance for the advice.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You should still be able to use the Migration Assistant even if you can't see the iBooks screen.
  3. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    I agree -- Migration Assistant will take care of everything. Worked beautifully when I bought my macbook -- took everything from my PB and when I started up, just like it always was. No screen needed, but it does take a while -- about an hour for me. Just set it and forget it!

    Good luck!
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i third the motion! migration assistant will take care of everything for you, screen or no screen. if you're uncomfortable using migration assistant or want to do it yourself for any other reason, hook up your iBook to the MBP as a FW drive and copy your files manually.

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