Booting of a time machine backup and what keyboard to use?
I just scored a 27"EMC for free, because it apparently has intermittent display issues.
Also the p,o. did take out the HDD, instead of just transferring the data.
Further I have no keyboard with it.
Given that it is a gift horse I did not question the wisdom to take out the HDD, but just asked to be told what make and model it was, so I can replace it based on that info, as your most excellent site advises. Still awaiting the answer, WD or Toshiba
I was hoping to boot up from an external drive before I get a new HDD, but have no keyboard either, to hold down my control button.
So I guess, first, I need to know what is the appropriate keyboard for me to find, and is the boot-up from a time-machine external drive the same as in a MBP : press control after chime. And would this process work with a bluetooth keyboard...?
I did a start up test, without the missing HDD and so far I am getting chime, fans surprisingly noisy going and just black screen.
Any good advice is appreciated, to get this big boy to come back to life....
Is this a good question?