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Brand New Aluminum 20" iMac won't mount iBook in Target Disk Mode

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The iMac won't mount (or even see) my old iBook in target disk mode. My iBook G4 has no problems mounting the new iMac in target disk mode. Disk utility from the OS X install disk doesn't even see the iBook when its in target disk mode. The cable is brand new, I've reset pram/open firmware on the iBook and even done an archive install. I've also left the iMac unplugged for ~5 minutes to attempt to reset the firewire bus. I'm also fully up-to-date with Software Update on both computers.

System.log on the iMac shows all kinds of fun stuff like:

Aug 9 00:23:14 xxx-computer kernel[0]: /SourceCache/AppleFWOHCI/AppleFWOHCI-299.4.1/AppleFWOHCI.cpp 3466: ERROR: FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 PCI: handleUnrecoverableErrorInt

Aug 9 00:25:02 localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 PCI now active, GUID 001b63fffe8e2c96; max speed s800.

Aug 9 00:27:01 xxx-computer kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 PCI: 95 bus resets in last minute.

Aug 9 00:33:34 localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 PCI now active, GUID 001b63fffe8e2c96; max speed s800.

I'd appreciate any advice, I'm thinking this is a hardware issue but I sure hope it isn't because I just bought it less than 6 hours ago.

Edit: I should mention that I have been able to mount my iPod on the new iMac via firewire.
Aluminum 20" iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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