Cant get out of target disk mode?? Really need help


macnewbie1234

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So, my screen is currently showing a bouncing lightening bolt inside of a circle, as well as a battery at the bottom of the screen. Its a gray screen. I believe I may have pressed the T key and entered target disk mode. I should note that I'm not connected to any other computer. Anyway, I tried to hold down the power button, I tried pressing control-option-command-power, command-option-escape, command-option-p-r. Nothing is working.

The battery is almost dead. Should I just wait for the computer to die, plug it in and restart? How else can I get out of here..

Thanks for the help
 
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honestone

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First, how are you making posts here? Can you actually use your Mac that is in Target Disk Mode?

Next, this link talks about Target Disk Mode:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201462

Given that you are not connected to any other machine, not sure how you could be in Target Disk Mode just by pressing down the T key. Even if that were possible, one would think that can only happen at start up, ie, holding down the T key while your Mac is starting up.

Here is a link that shows keyboard short cuts:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236

Maybe try some of the ones where it says "Sleep, log out, and shut down shortcuts".
 
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Try rebooting & when you hear the startup chime hold down Opt key, this will show you a boot screen with all bootable devices listed. You can use the mouse or the keyboard to select a device to boot into.
 

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