what will my insurance company replace my macbook with?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by andrew050703, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. andrew050703 macrumors regular

    andrew050703

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    I've recently dropped and killed my laptop :eek:. Recriminations aside, I'm wondering what my isurance company will replace it with. I have new-for-old on my policy; however, my backup drive is Firewire and the new macbooks don't have firewire anymore. Do you think my insurer would replace it with a macbook pro?

    If not, is there any way of time machining everything on to a new macbook without firewire?
     
  2. tug macrumors 6502

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    yeah andrew, wirelessly,(wich takes like forever) or ethernet. (a bit faster good for overnight migration) but however its all good, hope ya get what ya hoping for though, good luck with the ins claim.
     
  3. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    This solution seems to be for time capsule(or a usb drive connected to an airport extreme), which won't help the op.

    You could take that external drive apart and put the internal drive from it in a usb enclosure. Or if you have another computer you can use that has firewire clone the firewire drive onto a usb drive.
     
  4. andrew050703 thread starter macrumors regular

    andrew050703

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    thanks, I'll try copying to a USB drive if all else fails
     

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