powerbook as external hard drive..

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mothertucker, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    to avoid confusion i have a macbook and powerbook..
    i recently found a program that lets me use the powerbook as a separate monitor for the macbook through airport (screen recycler). i want to also use the powerbook as an external hard drive at the same time.. i know about starting it up in target disk mode but then i cant use the powerbook for its monitor..

    so my question is how can i connect my powerbook (firewire) while its running so i can have a second monitor and hard drive for the macbook. thanks for listening hope someone can help..

  2. macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    wow thats a hard one!!!!!
    im thinking that if you could startup the powerbook from a different device, cd, firewire drive etcetc.. you could allow the screen to be used, unmap your powerbooks harddrive, and then plug in the firewire. though thinking about that i highly doubt that it will work.

    other than that im stumped. sorry

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