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To your first question, yes, especially if the two machines are the same model. There are probably videos of How To on YouTube.

Another way of transferring from old to new is in Target Mode with the two computers connected via firewire. Since both machines are in working order, it doesn't really matter which one you boot in TM. One machine should mount to the desktop of the other, and then you can transfer files to your heart's content.

A second method is to remove the hard drive from the damaged machine and then connect it via SATA-USB adaptor to your replacement as an external drive. Data transfer could be a tad slow.

A third method is to connect your two machines via ethernet. For that you'll need an e'net hub (switch) or a multi-port router.

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