Problems to transfer data (itunes, iphoto) from old power book g4 to new Imac 24"

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  1. sergiothepilot macrumors newbie

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    I have both computers with Leopard. When I tried to transfer the data from the old PowerBook G4 to the new iMac, on step 2 of the process I get "waiting for disks to appear" There are no disks on the display and the continue prompt is shaded. I tried the "go back" and then I get "there are no version of Mac OSX available on your old mac. Well, both Macs are on Leopard. I tried to reset both machines and changed the FireWire port with no avail. Any idea what to do? Thanks
     
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  3. sergiothepilot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using the "target mode" on the old PowerBook G4, however no disks shows up on the new Imac.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does the PowerBook otherwise boot and operate normally?
     
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    Assuming it's a bad Firewire port, can you network them normally via ethernet? Have you tried a different Firewire cable? :)
     
  7. sergiothepilot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used the FireWire about a month ago without any problem to transfer all the data from the PowerBook G4 (same one) to a MacBook without any problem. All the data transfered without a glitch.
     

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