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

    May 13, 2008
    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


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Use a ethernet cable instead. It's very fast.

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