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hania
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Jun 21, 2011 11:17 |  #1

I have an imac and macbook pro.

Tried using the Migration assistant (moving files from macbook to imac) but ran into problems.

Connected them with firewire 800 and followed instructions: but macbook would not restart - just had firewire symbol on.

Then tried using a network - managed to get both connected , but was not given option which files to transfer - transfer seemed top start & finish & when I looked on my imac I had an empty "home' folder.

Tried a few more times and both hung - had to use force quit on both.

Now it appears that I may have fried the 800 socket on my imac as my external drives are not recognised when plugged in (but are seen when in firewire 400).

Is this possible or a coincidence?


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Jun 21, 2011 11:49 |  #2

Try repairing Disk Permissions and if that doesn't work, boot from your Installer DVD on the MB and then do Disk Repair (these are with Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities​). Then, boot the MB while holding the T key and after the FW icon appears on the screen THEN connect it to your iMac.


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Jun 21, 2011 12:10 |  #3

Tony-S wrote in post #12632466 (external link)
Try repairing Disk Permissions and if that doesn't work, boot from your Installer DVD on the MB and then do Disk Repair (these are with Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities​). Then, boot the MB while holding the T key and after the FW icon appears on the screen THEN connect it to your iMac.

Shall try that - all the info I could find said connect then boot the MB!


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Jun 23, 2011 12:45 |  #4

Not sure about your problem, but I opted to skip the Migration Assistant and just used an external hard drive as a Time Machine drive and then restored the backup onto the new computer using Time Machine again. Worked perfectly.


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Jun 23, 2011 14:03 |  #5

Also might want to check hard drive for errors.




  
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Jun 23, 2011 14:10 |  #6

hania wrote in post #12632290 (external link)
I have an imac and macbook pro.

Tried using the Migration assistant (moving files from macbook to imac) but ran into problems.

Connected them with firewire 800 and followed instructions: but macbook would not restart - just had firewire symbol on.

When it did this, did you look on the imac to see if it was mounted on the desktop or available in a finder window?

You may want reset the PRAM on the MacBook.


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