4 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2008 9:04 PM by Dan Walsh
Dan Walsh Level 1 Level 1
Hi everyone;

I'm fairly new to the Mac World, and still trying to get my head around some items...

I'm trying to transfer photos from my MacBook to my iMac via firewire- but I don't see the connection on either Mac's. Can someone please help???

Thanks,
- Dan

iMac & MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Solved by Carolyn Samit on Aug 25, 2007 9:54 PM Solved
HI Dan... Welcome to MacWorld and Apple Discussions

To transfer files using FireWire:
Shut down the first computer and leave the second computer on.
Connect the two computers using a 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cable. (If both computers have higher-speed FireWire 800 ports in addition to the standard FireWire 400 ports, you can use a 9-pin to 9-pin cable with the FireWire 800 ports to transfer data at higher speeds.)
Open System Preferences, click the Startup Disk, and click Target Disk Mode. (Or, start up the first computer while holding down the T key.) * Dan, it's easier to just strt up the first Mac and hold down the T key *
A disk icon for the first computer appears on the desktop on the second computer. Drag files to and from the disk to transfer them.

When you finish, eject the first computer's disk by dragging its icon to the Trash. (While you drag, the Trash icon changes to an Eject icon.)
Push the power button on the first computer to shut it down and disconnect the FireWire cable.

And ... for help learning the Mac OS go here: http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
And for troubleshooting go here: http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/help/

Hope this helps!!!

Carolyn