New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Difficulty with iMac and iOmega external drive


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mshenzi

 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posts: 1
mshenzi is on a distinguished road

mshenzi is offline
Hello All,

I'm a bit baffled by something that's been happening with my new iMac. I have an iOmega hard drive that worked with my prior iMac perfectly well. On the new computer, anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes after I boot it up, the hard disk icon suddenly disappears and I get a message that the disc was improperly ejected.

I used to back files up to the hard disc manually on the previous iMac. With this one, I've been using time capsule and it worked fine for a while, but this weird disk ejection has been going on for a few weeks now.

A few times I booted up the hard disc and raced to eject it properly in hopes that things would get back in synch, but the problem remains unresolved.

I'd really appreciate suggestions about how to fix this. I'm reasonably adept with the computer, but not a professional.

Thanks.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
Chilbear

 
Chilbear's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 14, 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 574
Chilbear is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5

Chilbear is offline
My first line of defense when externals go astray is to run Applejack. Download it and follow instructions to clear out caches, refresh preference files and generally do a deep clean. Home

Other options are Onyx Download OnyX for Mac - OS X maintenance & optimization tool. MacUpdate.com
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Have you tried a different USB lead? This sounds like a power issue to me.
Of course it could be a sign of a dying drive, but I'd certainly swap leads first. Process of elimination.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Need to replace inter HDD, what to get? | photo booth »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest? justin1083 Other Hardware and Peripherals 627 07-18-2014 09:54 AM
iomega 1tb external drive not recognized kcarnes9051 Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 06-21-2010 11:16 PM
Format and partition external drive if you want dual use Mac / PC michelangelo Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 05-08-2008 12:11 PM
Help !!! - new iMac user - can't see external Iomega usb storage kieranm Switcher Hangout 3 10-21-2007 04:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?