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pdangera

 
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I use a maxtor 500GB external HDD to store my music and videos. My macbook runs Mac OSX 10.4.11. A few months ago, my macbook started having trouble detecting this drive when plugged in. Sometimes, the drive will work fine. Other times, it will power up, make some noise for a long time, then power down without being detected.

Recently, it completely stopped being recognized. The drive does show up in disk utility, but I have tons of data on this disk that I really need to recover, and I don't want to reformat it without backing it up.

I also noticed that on those few occasions that it used to be detected, if the usb cable was touched even slightly, the disk would be disconnected.

PLZ HALP!!
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