[Urgent] how to put macs in target mode?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yalag, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    I need to quickly clone my old mac to my new mac. I was told the best way to do this is to put the macs in target mode and use the software CCC. I bought the firewire cable and plugged two macs in. I held the "T" while booting the new mac but all I see is the firewire icon floating in the screen. Nothing happens. What should I do to enter target mode? Thank you!!!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    When you see the floating FireWire logo, it's in Target Disk Mode. Plug it into another Mac with a FireWire cable and it'll become an external hard drive on the other Mac.
  3. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    You want to hold 'T' when booting up the old Mac. Then it will appear as a firewire drive to your new Mac. But are you sure you want to replace your new Mac with a cloned image of an older model?

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