I'm trying to access my broken MacBook's hard drive to save some files by using FireWire Target Disc Mode as described here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661 My MacBook will not boot up normally, but it does boot to FireWire mode. If I push the power button and hold down the "T" key, it displays a FireWire logo that moves around the screen. But when I connect it with a FireWire cable to my girlfriend's MacBook, it doesn't show up on her desktop. Is there anything else I can try? Or is my MacBook just too broken to save these files? Background Info: My MacBook crashed- literally- onto the floor. I picked it up and opened it and it made a lot of bad sounding mechanical noises. I was able to drag windows around and minimize them, but it was very sluggish. When I clicked on an image on the desktop it opened up, but only after several minutes. I restarted, but it just showed a logo and a spinning wheel for an hour. I took it to the Genius Bar, and they said I should try using FireWire Target Mode to save files and then do a full erase of the hard drive, and reinstall everything. I have a Time Machine backup, but it's not recent, and I'd like to save pictures that aren't on it.