So I have a 13" Macbook Pro whose hard disk I need to access (to run Alsoft's Disk Warrior) = the target machine I have access to my wife's 15" MBP = the host. - The host is on. - I connect the two machines with a male-male, 9pin/9pin, 800 mbit firewire cable which I just bought new. - I power the target on, holding the 't' button. The power is plugged into this machine. - Target displays a large firewire icon on the screen indicating that target mode has been successfully accessed. - The target drive does not mount on the host machine. It isn't visible on the desktop and the unix command 'mount' doesn't indicate that the target drive is connected. There are no other firewire devices connected to either machine (actually there are no other devices, period. Aside from the router connected via wi-fi). Am I doing something wrong? Should I get a new firewire cable? * * * PROBLEM SOLVED. For some reason, it took about ten minutes for the host to detect the target via firewire. Odd.