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    Jan 02, 2010
    Help!! Macbook can't detect external hard disk!
    My Macbook used to be able to detect my external hard disk all the time. However recently it doesn't detect the external hard disk most of the time even though the light on my external hard disk is lit up and I can hear the whirring sound. Now whenever I plug it, it is only detected 1/20 times. And even so, it ejects by itself after a while. Pls advice, thanks a heap! :-)

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Have you tried to mount that particular hard disk on another computer? Have you tried to mount another hard disk on that same computer that won't recognize the drive you're having difficulty with?


  3. #3

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    Mar 31, 2010
    Exactly the same problem! It was working well then no detection of my hard drive, or once in a while! However this hard drive works perfectly with windows.
    Have you found a way to fix it?

  4. #4

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    Mar 17, 2008
    I fixed my similar problem by going to disk utility, verifying, then repairing.

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