USB-C AV adapter availability in London

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chiquon, May 14, 2015.

  1. Chiquon macrumors member

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    I'm picking up my shiny new rMB 1.2 512 tomorrow, but without an adapter I don't think I'm going to be able to restore from my TM back up and get my system up and running.

    Not relishing the thought of spending a few weeks without being able to use it!!

    Does anyone know if there is an availbility in stores in London?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    You could just buy the £15 USB-C adapter, rather than the AV adapter?
     
  3. gekkonaut macrumors newbie

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    Plug it in somewhere else, share it, and restore from wifi? I think this is possible?

    Or use migration assistant to live migrate.
     
  4. Chiquon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Krislord....I'm travelling at the moment, so only have my external backup handy. I thought about the standard USB adapter but I think I'll need the rMB plugged in to restore from a large TC backup.

    Thanks Gekkonaut...I've not used the shared restore method before. I'll have a look. I think migration assistant will also require me to be plugged in in order to do a large restore.

    Really hoping that someone will know of a London store with some stock...
     
  5. thitiv macrumors member

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    When I migrated to rMB last week, I plugged my hard drive to a Time Capsule (which could also be an Airport Express), it wasn't that fast but it worked. I ordered the USB-C cable online later on and it arrived within two days.
     
  6. gekkonaut macrumors newbie

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    Migration assistant happens over the network (e.g. wifi). So there's no reason you can't be plugged in with the normal adapter to do that!
     
  7. Chiquon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info. Sounds worth a go, although with 250GB to transfer it might be a while before I'm up and running :rolleyes: I might see if I can borrow an Airport Express, plug in the external hard drive, and have a go whilst I am travelling. Cheers!
     
  8. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    I restored nearly 400gb from a USB3 hard drive without first charging the rMB - no issues. The battery was about 80% charged on arrival as I recall.

    Granted, I did this by booting into recovery and restoring my backup (sparse bundle image) over the rMB's drive.
     
  9. Chiquon thread starter macrumors member

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    Encouraging! I'll definitely give it a go - thanks!
     
  10. lite426 macrumors regular

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    You can buy a £2.50 USB-C->A adapter on eBay but from Hong Kong so it'll take ~20 days to arrive.
     

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