transfer from Imac to new macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apindy, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. apindy macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hi all , newbie here ...

    I've been to the Apple store 2 x now ... once for a firewire cable and second they set me up for a " Geek " appointment or whatever by bringing both in
    to troubleshoot .

    I have been trying to get my old files ( Banking , C/C info , Itunes and Photos ) off an older ( about 8 months ) Imac to a brand new Macbook Pro.
    I have been told to use the firwire and Migration but looks like the Macbook does not recognize the Imac after I reset and hold the "T" . In my case the firewire icon never comes up on the Imac screen ( for the hell of it it does in reverse when I reset the Macbook ) . I've seen numerous questions with this type of heading and using Migration seems to take care of the issue , not in my case as the macbook responds with " your Imac may not be able to use the firewire for this situation " ????

    Thanks , any responses are appreciated .
  2. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Sounds like the iMac's firewire port is toast.
  3. apindy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    Thanks Batt... never used it before but any other ways of getting my files off the Imac

  4. wootdawg macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
  5. apindy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008

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