Why can't I see target computer on host computer in firewire mode?
I have a older (over 5 years) Macbook Pro 17" that I gave to my son when I got a smaller one. He, of course, dropped it. But dropped in on a cement floor landing on the bottom left corner. The case is indented in there about 1/8 inch.
It runs the whole start up look and sound, but then freezes on the white apple in the middle of the screen. Can't get it past that.
I took it to the Apple Store and they think the hard drive is now dead, but they do not repair it anymore. I found this website and immediately thought I would order a new hard drive and follow the instructions, but then I saw there was a way to do some repairs by connecting the two computers via a firewire. I thought I would try that first before taking it apart.
I successfully connected them by holding down the T key (I get the firewire symbol on the target/non-working mac). But I cannot get my host computer to show the target computers drive anywhere. I also read somewhere that I should shut them both down and startup the target computer with the T key, then start up the host computer with the option key held down. I did that and only see my hard drive and a recovery option. I am assuming the recovery option would run on my host computer and that is the last thing I would want.
Is this simply reaffirming that the hard drive is broken or am I missing something?
Thank you so much for any help you can offer!
Is this a good question?