Unable to use firewire cable to transfer data between two Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dgarmaise, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. dgarmaise macrumors member

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    Both my iMac and my MacBookPro are less than a year old. I have transferred data from one to the other before using firewire cable 4. Now, suddenly, I cannot get it to work. I followed all the instructions. Assume for this example that I want to transfer datafrom the iMac to the laptop. I disconnected all firewire cables on both computers. I turned the iMac on. I turned the laptop off. I connected the two computers using the firewire cable. I turned on the laptop while holding the T key down. The laptop screen displays a Y. An icon appears on my iMac desktop, ostensibly representing the hard drive on the laptop. But when I click on that icon, the drive I get is the same as the hard drive on my iMac!
     
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Fort Collins Colorado
    #2
    Use a ethernet cable instead. It's very fast.
     

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