Target disk mode: will not mount!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by indierthanthou, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. indierthanthou macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2007
    I need some pictures from my g4 digital audio onto my macbook, so I started the power mac up in target disk mode with the firewire cable attached, and it didn't mount. I have restarted both computers, and still the disks don't show up in disk utility. Could I have a bad cable, or is something else the problem?
  2. GotPro macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2007
    Thats the first thing I'd try... is the cable.

    At work, I've used Target Disc Mode to even mount Apple OS X DVDs for installation / booting when the older G3s/G4s didn't have a DVD drive and I needed to install Tiger (we haven't yet migrated to Leopard... lots of old, slow machines)...

    So, first thing I'd check is the Cable...

    2nd thing... try a different Firewire Port on either / both machines!

    Good luck!

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