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    Does Target Disk Mode no longer work?
    I was wondering if anyone else was having an issue with getting their laptop into target disk mode? My friend just bought a new laptop and hitting T when starting the machine up does not do anything but load OS X normally.

    Any suggestions on how else i can transfer information quickly if target disk mode doesn't work anymore?

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    Are you holding down the T key as the system starts up or hitting as you stated?
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    The computer is restarted then as the screen goes black he has been hitting the "T" key.

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    Hopefully someone will come along a correct me if I am wrong. But I believe you are to hold down the T key and then turn on the system. The you let go when you see the firewire icon on the screen. I don't know if this works with USB.
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    USB seems to be very "picky" about what it will work and not work with.

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    Are you sure you are following the proper steps?

    How to use FireWire target disk mode
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    What Mac is this? The latest Macbooks no longer have a Firewire port so I doubt they support Firewire target disk mode.

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    Yes - you have to connect the two computers with firewire and hold "T" when booting up.

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