i might do, but i will have to look for it.
Thank you, ***** ***** will go look for the system install disk. If I can't find it, is there any other way of retrieving my files?
yes, they both have FireWire, and one has a Thunderbolt port, but i don't think i have connectors. i will have to get one and look for the system install disk. can we keep this open until i can do that?
found the system install disk! turns out there is organisation under all the chaos. am trying your first suggestion right now!!
sadly, same result, and the disk just keeps intermittently spinning.
going to go borrow some fire wire cables - hopefully they will work - will be back in about 15 minutes to try Target Disk mode!
OK - got the cables - will try to see if they work.
i borrowed these cables from a friend locally, but they don't fit into both laptops. which i think means i need to go out now and buy cables, which will take much longer. how does this work - does our thread remain open?
local shops do not have what i need, and the Mac store has shut for the night. i am going to get the cables i need tomorrow and will have to pick this up again then. i hope that we can continue this thread!! (sorry - i live in the UK, and things can be a bit like this…)
i (finally) have my cable. i've tried starting up the iBook while holding the T key down, but nothing actually happens.
does this mean i've irretrievably lost my files?
do you have any particular recommendations? i can't really give up on those files just yet!
OK - well thanks for your time and your help.