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Data Transfer between iMac with faulty logic board and new iMac Intel

Trying to transfer data from a G5 with a faulty logic board to an iMac Intel fresh out of the box. I attempted this once by removing the front panel and using a multi imput bridge connected to the faulty iMac hd to a USB connected to the new Intel. Copied files, but they are just images. My question is, will Migration work with just one fully working computer, and if so, will I need a firewire? Or is there a way to bridge the two and fully transfer data over the bridge cable?

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Yes it will work from one good machine. Remove your old HD and put it in an external case. (Since new machines can boot via USB you don't need a firewire connection) Connect that to your new machine... you can use Migration Assistant to move the entire contents (including account) to your new machine.

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Thanks so much...answer was exactly what I needed. Migration went off without a hitch.


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