intel imac to imac dv network

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is there a way i can access the contents of my old imac from my new imac? i gues im asking if you can use it sort of like target disk mode or maybe just a network drive? thanks for any info

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easy

First, get a male/male FireWire 400 cable (any computer store should have one). Next, turn OFF the iMac DV and connect it to the intel one (which doesn't need to be turned off). Then, start up the DV while pressing and holding the T key on the DV's keyboard. Within a few seconds the DV should show a yellow firewire symbol on a gray background on it's screen, and the DV's hard drive should show up on the intel mac's desktop. A bonus of this connection is that it's very fast.
Hope this helps.

PS The preceding is called Target Disk Mode

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thanks but the whole idea was

thanks but the whole idea was not wanting to buy a new firewire cable since im broke. sorry for not being so clear

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ethernet crossover cable.

ethernet crossover cable.

If you don't have one, you can make one out of a spare regular ethernet cable (Google for pinouts).

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is there anything i can do wi

is there anything i can do with a router and 2 regular ethernet cables?? somthing to try before i get the local radio shack thats closing and pick up a crossover for 70% off thanks a lot for the info

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i think that'll work

Two straight through cat5 cables and a hub work have worked for me in peecee-land. It would follow that two straight through cables and a router might. What might take some fiddling is if the router needs to be configured to act like a dumb hub. Eeun?

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What? Don't look at me, I jus

What? Don't look at me, I just work here Wink

I have used a Linksys router as a hub, but don't know if all multi-port routers act as hubs. Don't see why they wouldn't, but YMMV.

If you've got all the parts at hand, try it an see.

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Re: ethernet crossover cable.

eeun wrote:

ethernet crossover cable.

If you don't have one, you can make one out of a spare regular ethernet cable (Google for pinouts).

A plain ethernet cable should work fine. I believe the intel iMac has GigE ethernet, and auto-mdix (auto-crossover) is built into the standard. Crossover cables are going to be naught but a bad memory soon.

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ISTR the Imac DV may also do

ISTR the iMac DV may also do auto-crossover. In any case, Eudi is right, just plug them together with the plain Ethernet cable and setup a regular plain LAN.

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thanks a lot for your help gu

thanks a lot for your help guys i got it workin great!