Macbook Pro '13 - Target Mode?

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  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Trying to mount this laptop to my iMac via FW 800 in target mode. Does it not work? What was the point of including target mode if its not a working function?

    Thanks
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Target disk mode should work fine. Hold T while booting up your MBP.
     
  3. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I do. I have the 800 cable connected to my iMac and it never shows up. It should mount like a firewire drive if all is working correctly. Wonder if I have a bad cable...?
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    If your MBP is booting up into the Mac OS, you didn't do it correctly. Is it not booting up?
     
  5. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    the firewire icon should fill the MBP's screen once you've powered it on, if it is and its not showing up on the iMac, then something's wrong. I don't see why it shouldnt work though
     
  6. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok let me clarify, I service macs for a living. That being said I know all of the workings.

    I am unable to mount a firewire drive with an 800 port on this laptop. I am also unable to mount the laptop into target mode on my desktop imac. My coworker is using an 800 to 400 cable and that is working. Is there a problem with 800-800 mounting on the iMac and MBP? Ive tried several cables...
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure that one of the firewire 800 ports isn't faulty?
     
  8. California macrumors 68040

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    I'd really also like to know if target disc mode works on the new MBPs.

    The OP sounds like he knows what he's doing... has Apple somehow disabled this feature?
     
  9. California macrumors 68040

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    So, can the new 13" mbp's be target disk moded?
     
  10. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Target mode works fine on my 13" MBP. Just hold down the T key during restart.
     

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